Rousseff denies using Petrobras funds to cover personal expenses
Jun04

Rousseff denies using Petrobras funds to cover personal expenses

The suspended Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff on Friday categorically rejected allegations that some of the funds embezzled by the Petrobras corruption ring were used to pay for her personal expenses. None of Rousseff’s personal costs “were paid through illegal schemes or through corruption,” Rousseff’s office said in a press release. “Once again, there is an attempt to impugn the president’s...

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WikiLeaks: Brazil’s Acting President Michel Temer Is US Diplomatic Informant
May17

WikiLeaks: Brazil’s Acting President Michel Temer Is US Diplomatic Informant

Author: Kit O’Connell The Intercept’s Glenn Greenwald noted that Temer will ‘faithfully serve the interests of Brazil’s richest’ along with the interests of Goldman Sachs and the International Monetary Fund. SAO PAULO — Brazil’s new acting president is a known U.S. informant who has provided Washington with insider information about the Brazilian government on multiple occasions. Michel Temer’s ties to the U.S....

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LULA calls for broad front to combat coup in Brazil
May15

LULA calls for broad front to combat coup in Brazil

Former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva spent speaking with leaders from Brazil’s social movement and trade union organizations in an effort to create a new “broad front” to resist the parliamentary coup that saw democratically-elected President Dilma Rouseff ousted from power. Two political fronts already exist in the country, People Without Fear and Popular Brazil, but while they occasionally hold events together,...

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A US Coup in Brazil:  Lula, Dilma, & the Brazilian crisis
May15

A US Coup in Brazil: Lula, Dilma, & the Brazilian crisis

Author: Uriel Irigaray So much has happened in Brazil the last 4 weeks or so that it is getting hard to keep up with all the facts and their meaning. We advise readers to see Part 1 first (linked above). Some commenters have joked that the American TV series House of Cards pales in comparison to contemporary Brazilian political scene. As of now, Lula has gone from “almost arrested” to “almost Minister” (see below), and President Dilma...

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Brazil’s Dilma Out: Hybrid War Hyenas Set 54 Million Votes on Fire
May15

Brazil’s Dilma Out: Hybrid War Hyenas Set 54 Million Votes on Fire

Check this out, two thirds of the senators who deemed Dilma corrupt are under criminal investigation Author: Pepe Escobar Never in modern political history has it been so easy to “abolish the people” and simply erase 54 million votes cast in a free and fair presidential election. Forget about hanging chads, as in Florida 2000. This is a day that will live in infamy all across the Global South – when what was one of its most dynamic...

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