Brazilian Politics Society and Economy

Coup in Brazil: Senate Removes Rousseff from Presidency

Brazil’s right wing finally achieved what it couldn’t win for years at the ballot box, ending 13 years of left-wing governance.

The fate of Brazilian democracy was decided Wednesday as the country’s Senate voted 61 to 20 to impeach suspended President Dilma Rousseff after a trial that many international critics have described as a farce and a parliamentary coup.

A Coup to Steal All Natural Resources

Interview with Joao Pedro Stedile, leader of the MST, on the political crisis in Brazil.

After the penultimate vote of the Senate on the impeachment against President Dilma Rousseff, we interviewed Joao Pedro Stedile, historical leader of the Landless Workers’ Movement (MST), who is at the frontline of the fight against “putschist leader Michel Temer”.

Resistance: with many marches, August will be a decisive month for Brazil

“The earnings of the putschists are insatiable. But they ignore that in this world everything has contradictions” It seems as though Brazil’s destiny is determined in the month of August. It was the month of the crisis and suicide of President Getulio Vargas in the 50s. Then, in the 60s, the resignation of Jânio Quadros and the crisis of legality.

U.S. Congress members express 'deep concern' over threats to democracy in Brazil

On the eve of the Summer Olympics here, 40 Democratic members of the U.S. House of Representatives published a letter Monday expressing “deep concern” about threats to democracy in Brazil.

The letter, addressed to U.S. Secretary of State John F. Kerry, criticized the impeachment process that led to the removal of President Dilma Rousseff in May to stand trial in the Senate on charges of breaking budgetary rules. If convicted, she will be permanently removed from office.

While she awaits trial, Vice President Michel Temer, an ally-turned-enemy, has taken over.

The organizers of the International Tribunal for Democracy hope to shine a light on the critical political movement in Brazil

Social movements in Brazil on Tuesday, July 19, 2016, launched a symbolic International Tribunal for Democracy in Rio de Janeiro to put the ouster of suspended Dilma Rousseff, widely condemned as a parliamentary coup, on trial for its impact on the democratic order in the South American country.