Letter: Mr. Greenwald, You are Misinformed About Dilma’s Impeachment

Letter: Mr. Greenwald, You are Misinformed About Dilma’s Impeachment

Letter to the Editor, by Gregory Cufaro RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – With respect to Mr. Greenwald and his impeccable pedigree, and in deference to his being a Pulitzer Prize winning Journalist, he could not be more misinformed or mistaken regarding the supposed “Coup” of Brazil President Dilma Rousseff! He is not even close to […]

Opinion: Brazil’s Institutional Problem

Opinion: Brazil’s Institutional Problem

Opinion, by Michael Royster RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Brazil’s biggest problem is that, institutionally, it’s living a lie. The 1988 Constitution created an essentially parliamentary system with many institutional features that do not belong to a presidential one. For starters, there are now 35 registered political parties, none of which stands for anything other […]

Brazil’s President Rousseff to Fight Impeachment to the End

Brazil’s President Rousseff to Fight Impeachment to the End

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – A day after Brazil’s Chamber of Deputies voted to authorize the advancement of impeachment proceedings against her, President Dilma Rousseff vowed to continue to fight for what she called an injustice. President Rousseff reiterated that she did nothing wrong when she took out loans from […]

President Rousseff is Closer to Being Impeached in Brazil

President Rousseff is Closer to Being Impeached in Brazil

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The threat of impeachment loomed closer to Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff on Monday, as a special commission of the country’s lower house voted to approve a report recommending the ousting of the nation’s leader. The commission voted 38 to 27 to recommend impeachment proceedings be […]

Brazil’s Vice President Michel Temer Resigns as PMDB Leader

Brazil’s Vice President Michel Temer Resigns as PMDB Leader

By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – In another series of political maneuvers, the vice president of Brazil, Michel Temer, who is also the president of the largest political party PMDB, has resigned as the leader of the PMDB. Analysts see this as a way to shield the party from the negative […]

Brazil’s President Rousseff Loses Biggest Political Ally PMDB

Brazil’s President Rousseff Loses Biggest Political Ally PMDB

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – It took less than three minutes on Tuesday afternoon, for Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff to receive one of the biggest blows to her administration, with the country’s largest political party, the PMDB, voting to withdraw itself from the government coalition. “Starting today, in this historic […]

Lula Campaigns Against Rousseff Impeachment in Brazil

Lula Campaigns Against Rousseff Impeachment in Brazil

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – A movement is on among Brazil’s Workers’ Party (PT) to block President Dilma Rousseff’s impeachment in Congress. On Wednesday, former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva told union leaders in São Paulo that even if he is not confirmed as the Administration’s Chief of Staff […]

Opinion: Brazil on Tenterhooks, Part III

Opinion: Brazil on Tenterhooks, Part III

Opinion, by Michael Royster RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – [Previously on ‘Brazil on Tenterhooks’: “over the weekend, former President Lula is still in limbo and we the people are still on tenterhooks.”] The weekend has ended, Holy Week has begun, but the tenterhooks are still holding both Lula and most people in suspense. The reason […]

Pro-PT Rallies and Suspension of Lula as Chief of Staff in Brazil

Pro-PT Rallies and Suspension of Lula as Chief of Staff in Brazil

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Thousands turned out throughout Brazil on Friday to show their support for former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, the Workers’ Party (PT) and the Rousseff government. The demonstrations were a response to Sunday’s mass rallies across the country calling for the impeachment of President […]

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