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Temer preparing stimulus measures to prop the economy and his political future

Tuesday, December 13th 2016 - 15:42 UTC
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President Michel Temer, fighting for survival over corruption allegations against him and his government, is planning new measures to jump start Brazil's stalled economy, improve his dismal approval ratings and stifle calls for his resignation. Read full article

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  • Enrique Massot

    As Temer's political capital plunges, Lula da Silva's popularity would make him the winner in an eventual election.
    Not easy to turn back the clock after a presidency that made a difference for so many million Brazilians.

    Dec 13th, 2016 - 07:01 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Hepatia

    Ha, ha. Sums it up, I think: https://twitter.com/DLBiller/status/807614523297435648

    Dec 13th, 2016 - 11:40 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Jack Bauer

    Reekie & Hippy
    Sorry to disappoint you both...Lula is going to prison, and I don't think that the Constitution allows inmates to rule the country....at least not yet...

    Dec 14th, 2016 - 09:33 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Enrique Massot

    Well Jack, that's no doubt the intent of the backward powers that be in Brazil: to prevent the best president the country ever had from being a candidate again.
    I am impressed at your insider knowledge of Lula's trial--you must have such good contacts that you already know the outcome of a trial that hasn't happened yet

    Dec 16th, 2016 - 01:57 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • :o))

    JB:

    REF: “I don't think that the Constitution allows inmates to rule the country....at least not yet...”

    Brazil is gradually reaching the stage where ONLY the inmates will be qualified/eligible to be the politicians. Afterall; being imprisoned - due to the investigations - is becoming a status-symbol amongst the politicians! And on the top of it; ALMOST all of them are being either investigated/charged or are likely to be convicted. So which one of them will remain without being imprisoned is a question-mark - a mystery!

    Dec 16th, 2016 - 09:29 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Jack Bauer

    @Reekie
    Lula may have been the most popular president to date, in Brazil, but why does that necessarily, in your mind, make him innocent ? the proof of his malfeasance is piling up, day-by-day, but I suppose his performace during his first term, should forgive all the corruption he instigated and participated in ? If that had happened in the paradise you live in, you might think differently.
    As to the information on what he is being charged with, all you have to do is read the internet, listen to news on the TV and read reliable newspapers...Isn't that what you do for your information? Other politicians have already been convicted and are doing jail time for less than one-percent of what Lula's being charged with....but let it play out...

    @:o))
    Considering the way the Law seems to work for the bad guys, certainly gives that impression....as they say here, build a prison wall around Congress and the country will be safe...

    Dec 16th, 2016 - 07:52 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • :o))

    The politicians are gradually overcrowding the prisons. Strangely enough, some the “elites among the ELITES” - although accused, convicted & condemned - are allowed to be free to remain politically active! Obviously, some kind of a strange “Mix-Up” is likely to exist behind the scene. So if not Lula; who knows, maybe Collor or Maluf could be the future - if not the next - president of Brazil?

    Dec 20th, 2016 - 09:55 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Jack Bauer

    It is obvious that to our politicians, the people are just a bunch of idiots, whom they think they can fool. The problem is that many times they are right.....
    The attitudes and the actions of the 3 (independent ???) powers just reinforce the (more than just an) impression that they think they're playing a game, in which they can
    change the rules any time they want...De Gaulle was right, when in the early 60's he said, “Brazil is not a serious country”...

    Dec 20th, 2016 - 08:52 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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