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By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – President Dilma Rousseff of Brazil was dealt a new blow in her attempt to remain in the presidency with yet another request for her impeachment, this time from Brazil’s Bar Association (OAB). On Monday (March 28th), as OAB president Claudio Lamachia presented the request, groups pro and against impeachment assembled in the Chamber of Deputies Green Room in Congress.

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OAB President Claudio Lamachia, after presenting impeachment request at the Chamber of Deputies, photo by Fabio Rodrigues Pozzebom/Agência Brasil.

For Congressional Representative Wadih Damous, former OAB Rio de Janeiro Chapter President, the entity should not take sides on the impeachment issue. “To have a lawyer take one side or the other is okay, it is part of democracy. The entity however, can not take sides,” he told government sources.

For the government’s Senate leader, Humberto Costa, the request ‘portrays the unfortunate end of an entity that has always been above political bickering and now defends a coup’.

The OAB voted last week to support impeachment proceedings against President Rousseff after she tried to nominate former leader Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva as her Chief of Staff. According to the entity, the nomination was an attempt to render ex-president Lula immunity from state and federal prosecutors, making him answerable only to the Supreme Court.

The impeachment request also notes that the President granted international football body FIFA tax-exempt status during the 2014 World Cup, hurting Brazil’s economy.

The entity’s request comes a day before the Rousseff Administration is likely to lose one of its biggest allies, the PMDB. The largest political party in Brazil is expected to announce it is leaving the government coalition on Tuesday, March 29th.

The impeachment request by OAB, with nearly one million members, is expected to have a significant weight on the political scenario. The entity was instrumental in the impeachment of former president Fernando Collor de Mello, in 1992.

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2 COMMENTS

  1. It is a shame that Brazil’s lawyers are ignorant of the modus operandi of America’s patented “color revolution”, the systematic promotion and advancement of “regime change” against any national leader who asserts the interests of his/her nation instead of kowtows to the interests and demands of the world’s exceptional hegemon. Your president in in the cross-hairs of mine because of her domestic policies that undermine our multinationals from being able to pillage your country, and her working within the BRICS alliance to help re-shape a more just, fair and equitable world financial system not under the diktat of the ruling elites of the US and our western allies.

    Perhaps those lawyers so proud of them vote should read up on how the US intelligence agencies work, literally for years, to undermine governments that refuse to buckle to the demands of our ruling elites. In your case Edwards Snowden revealed how NSA spied not only on your President but your entire governmental apparatus, INCLUDING Petrobas. Its not hard to figure out how they operate and conduct subversion, through local elites, the media controlled by the same wealth elites, and then activation of “non governmental agencies” that are often funded by our government itself (the coup plotters of the “National Endowment for Democracy”). They publish it in think tank reports and manuals that spell out how they do these things. . Tell me if this doesn’t seem to apply to your situation:

    “The intent of US [Unconventional Warfare] UW efforts is to exploit a hostile power’s political, military, economic, and psychological vulnerabilities by developing and sustaining resistance forces to accomplish US strategic objectives… For the foreseeable future, US forces will predominantly engage in irregular warfare (IW) operations.” US Army Field Manual on Unconventional Warfare, Training Circular 18-01; it is rather easy to find by internet search.

    The benefits to the US spying in order to advance our color revolution objective of topping reversing the Lula/Rousseff policies is readily apparent for anyone interested in rationally examining the source of your “Car Wash Scandal.”

    Brazil won’t be the first case were allegations of corruption are used to whip up elitist driven hysteria to topple a head of state, with dire consequences for the nation, in the “regime change” operations of the US hegemon. Don’t fall for the trick, Brazil.

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