Brazil: Reasons NOT to impeach a president

Following my last post, I decided to follow up. Just to clarify the matter, President Dilma Rousseff impeachment are allegations of accounting tricks that broke budget laws and allowed her to spend more to boost the economy during last year’s re-election campaign, also knows as “back-peddling”. But, some people have other ideas why Dilma should be impeached. These are some of recurring themes within the comments, not only in my blog post but in Brazilian and other news sites. Here is what a put together: “Dilma ruined the Brazil’s economy, the…

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Brazil: is the press driving President Rousseff’s impeachment?

Today Brazil woke up with a hangover. Sunday’s voting in the lower house of the Congress sealed the president Dilma Rousseff fate– now it’s up to the Senate to vote for whether or not her impeachment is to go ahead. In my opinion, it was a grotesque show – more than half of the congressmen have been investigated for corruption and money laundering. The lowest point was opposition deputy Jair Bolsonaro dedicating his vote to Colonel Carlos Brilhante Ustra, one of the Dilma’s torturers, when she was a political prisoner…

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