View Full Version : Brazilian President Impeached!

August 31st, 2016, 09:36 PM
(BBC) Brazil's Senate has voted to remove President Dilma Rousseff from office for manipulating the budget.
It puts an end to the 13 years in power of her left-wing Workers' Party. Ms Rousseff had denied the charges.

Sixty-one senators voted in favour of her dismissal and 20 against, meeting the two-thirds majority needed to remove her from the presidency.

Michel Temer has been sworn in as president and will serve out Ms Rousseff's term until 1 January 2019.
The centre-right PMDB party politician had been serving as acting president during the impeachment proceedings.
He also told ministers to work closely with the Congress to revive the Brazilian economy. Mr Temer is travelling to China to take part in a summit of the G-20 group of major economies.

The dismissal of Ms Rousseff has caused a rift between Brazil and three left-wing South American governments that criticised the move later on Wednesday.
Brazil and Venezuela recalled each other's ambassadors. Brazilian envoys to Bolivia and Ecuador have also been ordered home.
BBC Article Here (http://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-37237513)

First off, I'd encourage you to read the article. I selected the most important parts in my view.

Now, I think that this is big news. It ends the dominance of a majory left wing party, which may result in more libertarian-type parties coming up. A more right-wing Brazil could be a stronger player economically. Brazilian policy has a huge impact on the world, not just economically but in other ways as well. For example, if deregulating politicians get into power, environmental laws could be relaxed. In Brazil, a country which hosts much of the Amazon, this affects everyone.

The party control is not the only thing changing. Leftist countries have become upset at this, such as Ecuador and Venezuela. It probably won't lead to any real issues, but it is something to note. Lastly, I think that this event shows that the institutions of Brazil can work. Their political system may be corrupt, but at least it is functioning. Many so called democratic nations have completely broken systems due to crippling corruption. It is nice to say that Brazil is not one of them (for now at least).

I am excited to see what you all have to say.

September 1st, 2016, 05:37 PM
Thanks for the article - shows how a lot is going on beyond the usual US / Russia / Middle East realm that most news seems focused on these days.

Brazil is a unique combination of political vigour and political corruption; will be interesting to see how badly the predicted low interest in the Paralympics will be, as one small aspect of this all.

October 4th, 2016, 01:43 PM
Gosh, do you really think that Brazil is gonna be better with a right wing dominance ? No. It's definetely not. While those milionares in São Paulo go here and there by their particular jets, there are people who can barely eat. I'm brasilian and your point of view of my country is not what the real thing is. Now lets get unemployed and pay even more for overtaxed products.

October 4th, 2016, 02:02 PM
Brazil's demographics are such that any prosperity they gain is and always will be mostly limited to the southern regions where the whitest people live. the HUEHUEHUE crew up north will continue electing corrupt "socialists" who will continue to enrich themselves at the country's expense and nothing will change (the favela is forever)

the South just needs to split and go independent with a right-nationalist gov't already, maybe call it New Portugal? that's really the only workable option given what there is to work with.

October 4th, 2016, 04:52 PM
maybe call it New Portugal?
No... it must be called Greater Uruguay just for the historical irony.