Lack of diversity: Is Brazil an all white male country?

When new Canadian prime minister, Justin Trudeau, presented his very gender and race diverse ministry cabinet, a reporter asked: “Why did you make diversity a priority in your cabinet?” – he then simply replied: “Because it’s 2015”. The answer was followed by  a very enthusiastic round of applause and praise from Canadian and international media. With the news of new Brazilian president Michel Temer nomination of a all white male ministry cabinet, Brazilian mainstream media reacted with little criticism. As usual memes flooded the social network sites defending his choice.…

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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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