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Brazilians voters punish corruption-involved parties; Lula's drops to tenth place in municipal rating

Monday, October 3rd 2016 - 08:36 UTC
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Brazilians expressed their disenchantment and frustration on Sunday's municipal elections punishing parties involved in the major corruption schemes and political disputes as the country's economy has plunged into the worst economic recession almost a century including the loss of millions of jobs. Read full article


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  • ChrisR

    So the Brazil Nuts have come out of their shell and done the right thing for once.


    Brasso will be SO pleased. :o)

    Oct 03rd, 2016 - 12:03 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Briton

    People power.

    Oct 03rd, 2016 - 12:49 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • :o))

    Progress in the right direction but too early to celebrate!

    Oct 03rd, 2016 - 03:34 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Kanye

    The red PT star flag pretty much says it all.

    Oct 03rd, 2016 - 06:16 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Jack Bauer

    As if the PT getting its ass whipped were not enough, to add insult to injury, both Lula and Dilma, were taunted and sworn at by the other voters when they arrived at their voting locations. That must have hurt the pride of the 9-fingered toad and given him a hard reality-check. On the way out he tried to dismiss it by telling a reporter that he had heard only aplause...what an ignorant SOB.

    Oct 03rd, 2016 - 06:30 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Hepatia

    In Porto Alegre:

    And in Rio:

    Oct 04th, 2016 - 01:53 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • :o))

    Now Dilma will stop speaking about the referendum which she wanted to hold.

    Oct 04th, 2016 - 11:26 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Brasileiro

    Mercopress speaking lies! 35% of Brazilians nullified their votes to. There is a feeling of revolt against politicians in Brazil, not against Lula. Lula wins any election there.

    Oct 04th, 2016 - 04:28 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Jack Bauer

    @8 Brasshole

    Your stupidity in denial never ceases to amaze me....

    The fact that so many Brazilians annulled their votes, or simply didn't go to vote, is a clear sign that they are fed up to their back teeth with the politicians, and especially how the country has been run for the last 14 years...i.e., fed up with all the “petista” shit. The rejection that the PT faced in the ballot, is undeniable proof that the PT, and Lula, are finished. He must have realized the extent to which people now hate him, when he heard them swearing at him when he went to vote - heard a lot of “corrupto”, and “filho da puta” - very fitting for the SOB. While you think Lula might still be a political force, he may still be, but only in certain, very limited regions ; Even in the northeast, the PT was beaten hands down. Lula's popularity, as the people get to know him for the corrupt shit he is, is in frank decline. And as to the idea of his running for President in 2018, I don't think they allow prison inmates to run.

    Oct 04th, 2016 - 06:47 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Brasileiro

    Jack Bosta

    Nós nunca seremos o que vocês querem que sejamos. Nós nunca compartilharemos o esforço de transformar o mundo. Porque meu mundo é diferente do seu!

    Oct 04th, 2016 - 07:28 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Kanye


    “We will never be what you want to be. We will never share the effort to transform the world. Because my world is different from yours!”

    Who is “we”.
    It sounds like Mr Brasso and friends are a small minority in Brazil, if that is where Mr Brasso is really living.

    Oct 04th, 2016 - 07:44 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Brasileiro

    I am not alone! This is WE

    Oct 04th, 2016 - 10:08 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Jack Bauer

    @10 BRasshole
    Deus me livre que vocês sejam outra coisa que não a merda que já são.
    Quanto a vivermos em mundos diferentes, pode ter certeza que sim....Vocês são a bosta da sociedade e nunca serão bem sucedidos.

    Free translation:
    God forbid that you should be anything else than the crap you already are.
    As to us living in different worlds, you sure got that right.
    You are the scum of society and will never succeed in life.

    @11 Kanye
    As I said on the other thread, he works at some agricultural coop near Curitiba, PR, shoveling sh*t all day, and probably is part of the MST, the outlaw group - that used to be financed by Lula and Dilma - which exists only to create havoc in the countryside, invading and destroying productive farms, and go around waving red flags when summoned by the PT....what a great future they have.

    Oct 04th, 2016 - 10:09 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • imoyaro

    I always had the impression he dreams of becoming a new Lampião , and ending up the same way...

    Oct 05th, 2016 - 12:23 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Kanye


    “...which exists only to create havoc in the countryside, invading and destroying productive farms, and go around waving red flags when summoned by the PT....”

    Those are classic Communist tactics - interfere with the economy so that it backs up your claims that the Capitalist status-quo is not working.

    Oct 05th, 2016 - 12:31 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • imoyaro

    Sounds like when La Campora operatives were sent out to damage “hoarder's” silo bolsas at night under the K regime.

    Oct 05th, 2016 - 01:14 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Jack Bauer

    @14 Imoyaro, @15 Kanye
    And now, while Temer is trying to get Congress to approve a law essential to to get the economy back on track, by seriously cutting and placing a cap on Govt spending, the PT and the few allies they have left are totally against it... Their motive : If Govt spending carries on at the same rate, while revenue decreases, the country's economy will plunge even deeper into recession , and if that happens, they can then blame Temer and try to save face.
    It's all about holding on to power, screw the country.

    Oct 05th, 2016 - 05:50 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Kanye

    Same as Argentina, CFK, and our own Enrique

    Oct 05th, 2016 - 08:13 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • :o))

    As it is IMPOSSIBLE:
    #1: - to determine & to identify a party and a politician who are not involved in one kind of scandal or another,
    #2: - to punish them AND
    #3: - to make them return their illicit loot;
    it is easier to legalize corruption; particularly because it is partially legalized already in Brazil.

    Oct 07th, 2016 - 12:32 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Jack Bauer

    @12 BRasshole (cuzão)
    “I am not alone! This is WE”

    ki puta talento para se expressar.....MAL !
    Just for your info, you retard, Temer has cut all (100%) funding for pro-PT blogs and PT you won't get paid anymore. These assholes were being paid millions by the PT govt, just to promote the Party and tell lies to cover the truth....Now that the 'easy-life' is over, you useless turds will have to get a real

    Oct 07th, 2016 - 06:42 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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