Will the stabbing of Brazil’s far-right presidential front-runner boost a candidate who promises to make the country even more dangerous?
Despite its unpopularity, congress has mustered the required three-fifths majority to approve a series of fiscal reforms
Institutions, Rule of Law, and Civil Rights Deteriorate in Brazil as Government Doubles Down on Failed Economic Policies
When Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff was impeached in May and removed from office in August, many called it a coup. The
Other proposed education reforms have an ideological bent. The Temer administration wants to enable high schoolers to sign
Rousseff's removal and Lula's pending trial for participation in the corruption scheme that cost state oil company Petrobras billions of dollars have cast a shadow on the future of the programs he launched and she sustained.
Human-rights organizations are supposed to defend universal principles such as the rule of law and freedom from state repression. But when they are based in the United States and become close to the US government, they often find themselves aligned with US foreign policy.
If Eduardo Cunha gets no help, it is likely that he would get arrested in the coming months. In that case, he would have plenty of time and peace of mind to dedicate to that book he's planning to write.
He was charged with corruption, allegedly having taken bribes and never declaring Swiss bank accounts.
What global interdependence giveth it can also take away. As long as China's economy grew rapidly, as it did over recent decades, the demand for Brazil's iron ore, oil and soybeans generated enough rising prosperity to disguise the cracks in the democratic system of Latin America's largest country. China's slump has now exposed the malignant corruption and mismanagement that festered in the shadows of the "Brazilian miracle." (continued)
Dilma's supporters are intent on saying that once Temer takes office, Brazil will enter a dreadful and dark period. They are pretending that Brazil's problems haven't already started, and that the PT has done nothing wrong.
Dilma has been removed from office so that the dream of a free and prosperous Brazil can flourish. Like the impeachment, the realization of this goal is in the hands of Brazilians themselves.
Those who stood behind this coup have, by default, supported Michel Temer, Eduardo Cunha, Aécio Neves and their followers. Those who were in favor of this coup have endorsed corruption.
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The country's first female president will be removed from office.
This op-ed was originally published by The Hill on August 30, 2016. Read the rest here. Mark Weisbrot is Co-Director of the
She emotionally denied any wrongdoing.