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Brazilian Senate Impeaches Dilma Rousseff

The Brazilian president was ousted “by the country’s corruption-tainted senate” after a trial that ends the 13-year rule of the Workers’ Party, The Guardian reports.

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Bernie Sanders Calls on U.S. to Stand Against Brazilian Attempt to Oust President Dilma Rousseff

“After suspending Brazil’s first female president on dubious grounds, without a mandate to govern, the new interim government abolished the ministry of women, racial equality and human rights. They immediately replaced a diverse and representative administration with a cabinet made up entirely of white men,” says a statement by the Vermont senator.

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Overthrowing Brazil’s Dilma Rousseff: It’s Class War

The impending judicial, media-fueled coup against President Dilma Rousseff is the culmination of the deepest political crisis in Brazil in 50 years.

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‘This Is a Coup’: Brazil’s Workers Party Faces Its Greatest Test

Left-leaning parties like the PT face a conundrum in Latin America: that liberalism and its tolerance for political activity offer openings to right-wing parties that have no qualms about exploiting democratic expression in order to quash democracy.

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Brazil’s Ascendant, Hard-Line Right Wants to Imprison 16-Year-Olds

The left wing of Brazil’s Legislature has become weak and demoralized, and the “Bullets, Beef and Bible Caucus” is ready to seize power.

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Brazilian Runoff to Decide President

Brazilians are again going to the polls to elect a successor to the popular President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva. Workers’ Party candidate Dilma Rousseff (above) is expected to win Sunday’s runoff between herself and Social Democrat Jose Serra.

Posted on Oct 31, 2010 READ MORE



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Succeeding Lula in Brazil

Barred from holding Brazil’s presidency for a third term, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva has personally nominated his chief of staff, Dilma Rousseff, to run as the Working Party’s candidate for president in October. Rousseff, whom the party has officially endorsed as its candidate, will be the first woman to hold Brazil’s executive office if she wins the election.

Posted on Feb 21, 2010 READ MORE


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