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This Confirms It was a Coup: Brazil Crisis Deepens as Evidence Mounts of Plot to Oust Dilma Rousseff
MAY 25, 2016
A key figure in Brazil’s interim government has resigned after explosive new transcripts revealed how he plotted to oust President Dilma Rousseff in order to end a corruption investigation that was targeting him. The transcripts, published by Brazil’s largest newspaper, Folha de São Paulo, document a conversation in March, just weeks before Brazil’s lower house voted in favor of impeaching President Rousseff.

http://www.democracynow.org/2016/5/25/this_confirms_it_was_a_coup

Get Real : petrodollars , not corruption is the reason for Brazilian coup
Published time: May 24 , 2016 16:11
Edited time: May 24 , 2016 16:18
Brazilian Author Paulo Coelho Denounces Coup Against Rousseff
Published 24 May 2016
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Brazil's most famous writer Paulo Coelho called on people to defend democracy and expose those who undermined it.
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Odebrecht's delation is a "point machine gun 100," says Sarney in audio

In conversations recorded by the former president of Transpetro Sergio Machado, who signed a tipoff according awarded the Attorney General's Office (PGR), the former President of the Republic José Sarney (PMDB-AP) said that a awarded delation that the construction company Odebrecht was about to do in Lava Jato operation "is a machine gun (caliber) point 100". Information provided by Folha de S.Paulo.

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The former president made the comment after Machado said that the number of delations in Lava Jato operations would increase, in "the bunches."
Sarney also related Odebrecht to an action that the suspended president Dilma Rousseff would have made "directly" during election campaign not specifying the year.
"In that case, what I know, the one that her (Dilma Rousseff) is directly involved is that she talked to the Odebrecht staff to give to the campaign ... and blame that [inaudible]."
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Brazil’s Acting President Michel Temer Vows to Tackle Insolvent Pension System

BRASÍLIA—Brazil’s acting President Michel Temer faces many challenges in shoring up the nation’s finances, but none are more polarizing than fixing the nation’s rickety pension system.

In one of his first acts after taking over earlier this month from suspended President Dilma Rousseff, Mr. Temer set a 30-day deadline for his administration to unveil a pension overhaul plan.

New Finance Minister Henrique Meirelles last week announced a new agency that would focus exclusively on the topic.

“We need social security to be sustainable and self-financed,” Mr. Meirelles told reporters. “We need to make sure all pensions will be paid and the state will be solvent to meet its obligations.”

The sense of urgency stems from Brazil’s fast-deteriorating public accounts. The nation’s debt load is ballooning, as is the country’s budget deficit, which is nearly 10% of GDP . . . .

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http://www.wsj.com/articles/brazils-acting-president-michel-temer-vows-to-tackle-insolvent-pension-system-1464132981

Brazil’s Interim President Seeks Measures to Put Economy Back on Track

BRASÍLIA—Racing to shore up Brazil’s precarious finances, Brazil’s interim president has proposed an unusual and potentially far-reaching constitutional change to cap the government’s surging expenditures: limiting federal spending growth to the previous year’s inflation rate.

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http://www.wsj.com/articles/brazils-interim-president-seeks-spending-cuts-curbs-on-nepotism-1464102182

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The New Minister of Culture:

Temer appoints for the first time a gay man in a high office of the Government

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Born in Rio, Marcelo Calero studied at St. Ignatius Academy and graduated in Law at the State University of Rio de Janeiro (UERJ). He worked at by CVM and Petrobras. In 2007, he has acted as a diplomat and chegoA press office of the president in Michel Temer exercise reported on Wednesday (18) that the City Secretary of Culture of Rio de Janeiro Marcelo Calero, 33, will head the new Department of culture of the federal government, under the Ministry of Education, led by Mendonça Filho (DEM-PE).

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http://www.athosgls.com.br/noticias_visualiza.php?contcod=40173

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Janot defends legality of audio tapes between Lula and Dilma

The Attorney General of the Republic, Rodrigo Janot, submitted opinion to the Supreme Court (STF) in defending the legality of the audio tapes in which former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva was spotted in some non republican conversations during investigations of Operation Lava Jato discussing with the president, today suspended, Dilma Rousseff signing the deed of the Civil Cabinet "if necessary". The manifestation of the chief prosecutor is part of the process in which the Attorney General's Office (AGU) questioned the Supreme Court the validity of tapping and advertising of audio at the time the power of the federal judge Sergio Moro.

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http://veja.abril.com.br/noticia/brasil/janot-defende-legalidade-de-grampo-entre-lula-e-dilma

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Why the crisis in Brazil is not just about a coup

But a cognitive chaos too?

Now a series of images showing what is happening in Brazil now.

1. Two images of this week (very popular in social networks)

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26951808920_0b47fbea94_b.jpgcomissão-cultura-beijaço-Bolsonaro-Feliciano-Lula-Marques-Agência-PT-24 by Partido dos Trabalhadores, no Flickr

2. Reasons

2.1 The three politicians in the pictures are known in Brazil like conservative politicians

(racist, homophobic, misogynist and xenophobic)

2.2. They are against the Worker's Party (Party of Lula and Dilma Rousseff) and all the left parties

(Brazilian left parties like the Worker's Party, PSOL and PCdoB are progressist)

2.3 They are pro-Coup and defend the 'traditional Brazilian family'

2.4 Other people (kissing) in the photos are against the conservative coup and the

illegitimate government.

*For this reason, all social movements in Brazil are against the coup and we can see all social movements in events against the illegitimate government.

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Coup in Brazil, No Doubts About IT!

Western Truth TV - WTTV / May 25, 2016 / Secret Government


By Amber Carey – California, USA


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What is happening in Brazil right now is a coup. Plain and simple. As of right now it is an ongoing story with new information popping up every day. My personal take on it is that the U.S. has never given up the hope of completely controlling the South American Continent financially and politically, and does not want any other powers such as China or Russia gaining impact in the region. It goes back to the Monroe Doctrine of 1823, which states that the U.S. believes it should have complete control over the region.


The BRICS challenge all that. The last thing the U.S. elites want is a coalition of countries challenging and checking them in their drive for world power. The U.S. has always tried to undermine any bloc of nations or the idea of Unified South America creating their own Bloc with Russia and China backing them.


Dilma Rousseff is seen as a threat because she charts her own course and she does not give in to neo liberal bullying. So, they cooked up charges on her, the so called Car Wash scam. This enabled the opposition right wing to call for her suspension and impeachment. The funny thing is, it seems the guy handpicked to replace her has skeletons in his closet. Its coming out that Michel Temer may actually be even more corrupt and that this whole show trial is just his all white male cronies trying to cover up their own dirt.


Another thing is that they immediately pushed for neo liberal “reforms” like privatizing the national healthcare, and doing away with environmental regulations. This has all the makings of the “Shock Doctrine” being put into place, as it had been in Chile in ’73, Russia in the early ’90s, Greece in 2010 and currently ongoing in the Ukraine. For more background on this method, read Naomi Klein’s excellent book “The Shock Doctrine”. Its what’s in store for Brazil and the rest of us if we do not do anything to stop the neo liberal agenda.


Brazil is going to be in for a tough time, especially with the Summer Olympics coming up shortly. Funny thing I did notice while writing this, the trouble with Ukraine started in 2014, the time of the Winter Olympics, now Brazil at the time of the Summer Olympics. I could be over reaction, but I suspect the Olympics might be being used as a cover. Just an observation. A majority of the people do not support Temer or his neoliberal agenda. Massive protests have been going on for days. Like I said, its an ongoing story we need to keep an eye on. Here are some links so you can have better background on the situation.







Why British Unions Reject the Coup in Brazil

Posted: 25/05/2016 17:07 BST Updated: 25/05/2016 17:59 BST


The seizure of power by Vice President Michel Temer in Brazil, while President Dilma Rousseff fights the impeachment Temer has backed, is deeply troubling. Like the main trade union confederation in Brazil, the TUC considers the regime of Temer to be illegitimate.


Frances O'Grady is the general secretary of the Trades Union Congress (TUC)


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"They will catch Dilma" says Sarney in a dialogue on Odebrecht's delation

New dialogues of the latest Lava Jato delate, the former president of Transpetro Sergio Machado, revealed on Thursday, 26 by Jornal da Globo bring more details of the concern of the main PMDB political bosses with the progress of the operation and also the implications of President Dilma Rousseff away with crimes committed by Odebrecht. In stretches of the talk with the former President Jose Sarney, the PMDB chief says the delation Marcelo Odebrecht will catch the PT member (Dilma Rousseff).

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http://politica.estadao.com.br/blogs/fausto-macedo/vao-pegar-a-dilma-diz-sarney-sobre-delacao-de-odebrecht/

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Michel Temer Aims to Restore Confidence in Brazil’s Economy

RIO DE JANEIRO — Brazil’s interim president, Michel Temer, announced an array of proposals on Tuesday aimed at restoring confidence in the sickly economy of Latin America’s largest country.

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http://www.nytimes.com/2016/05/25/world/americas/michel-temer-brazil-economy.html

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Temer announces creation of department in the Federal Police to combat violence against women

The president in office, Michel Temer, announced on Friday (27) the creation of a department in the Federal Police to coordinate the fight against crimes against women.

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"We will create a department in the Federal Police as I did with the women's police station in the Public Security Bureau of São Paulo. It will group state information and coordinate actions across the country," wrote the chairman.
According to the Temer's advisory, he intends to rely on the role of women in this work. In addition, the incumbent president is checking how will be the shape of the area, which will have a structure within the Ministry of Justice to coordinate the fight against crime against women.
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Delator says Lula personally discussed the scheme in Petrobras

The former congressman and former president of the PP, Pedro Corrêa, jailed in Curitiba (PR) by Operation Lava Jato, said in documents that are part of its award delation agreement that the former president Lula personally discussed Petrobras corruption scheme.

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http://www1.folha.uol.com.br/poder/2016/05/1775749-delator-pedro-correa-afirma-que-lula-discutia-pessoalmente-esquema-na-petrobras.shtml

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Lula regrets choosing Dilma as successor, reveals new recordings

In a new section of the conversations recorded by the former president of Transpetro, Sergio Machado, with the PMDB politician, former President José Sarney says that Lula would have regretted the choice of Dilma as a candidate to succeed him in the presidency.
In other recordings, the President of the Senate, Renan Calheiros, suggests that Lula was not processed in the Mensalão Scandal of the PT because payments to Advertiser Duda Mendonça abroad were not investigated thoroughly.
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Renan says that Lula was not processed in the Mensalão Scandal due to lack of investigation
The President of the Senate, Renan Calheiros (PMDB-AL), said that the former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva was "out", or not denounced in the case of Mensalão because the payments marketeer Duda Mendonça abroad were not well investigated when they came public in 2005.
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United States opens direct dialogue with the Temer's government
The new secretary of US Assistant State for Latin America, Mari Carmen Aponte, will become in June the first senior official of the United States to travel to Brazil since the beginning of the interim government of Michel Temer, whom the Obama administration still not communicated directly so far.
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Brazil’s gov’t in disarray as another minister resigns

Interim president Temer loses second Cabinet official after leak suggests he tried to derail probe


RIO DE JANEIRO — Leaked recordings of heavyweight politicians discussing Brazil’s sprawling kickback scandal caused more headaches for interim President Michel Temer yesterday, with a new leaked audio tape forcing his anti-corruption minister to quit — for attempting to block a graft probe.

Transparency Minister Fabiano Silveira was the second member of the interim administration to leave in only 16 days because of recorded conversations about the investigation into corruption at the state oil company Petrobras and the impeachment of President Dilma Rousseff.

It is the latest Cabinet casualty impacting Temer’s administration, which some analysts are doubting will last beyond the next few months.



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THERE HAS BEEN A COUP IN BRAZIL
Democracy has been overthrown in Brazil as in Ukraine
Paul Craig Roberts | Infowars.com - MAY 30, 2016
In Brazil the country’s largest newspaper has published a transcript of a secret recording leaked to the newspaper. The words recorded are the plot by the rich Brazilian elite, involving both the US-corrupted Brazilian military and Supreme Court, to remove the democratically elected president of Brazil under false charges in order to stop the investigations of the corrupt elites who inhabit Brazil’s senate and bring to an end Brazil’s membership in BRICS. The Russian-Chinese attempt to organize an economic bloc independent of Washington has now lost 20% of its membership.
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Lula knew that Mensalão was bribery, says Corrêa in delation

The awarded delation of Pedro Correa confirms the argument put forward by the task force of Operation Lava Jato that Petrobras scandals and the Mensalão scandal had to source a single system of corruption to buy political support for power maintenance with the direct participation of the former president Lula. The informations are from the newspaper Estadão.
"Lula had full knowledge that the Mensalão was not 'slush funds' election, but bribes collected with government agencies for politicians to keep their constituencies and continue to integrate the government's allied base, voting matters of interest of the Executive in the Congress" said Correa.
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Lula's son received around R$ 10 million

By analyzing the data of bank secrecy Luis Claudio Lula da Silva, the youngest son of former President Lula, Operation Zealots discoveed that he and his company, LFT Sports Marketing, received almost R$ 10 million. So far, it was known that Luis Claudio had received R$ 2.5 million from Marcondes & Mautoni, accused of buying provisory measures. In fact, it was close to R$ 4 million. The rest came from "other suspicious sources". Researchers want to know what work was performed to result in the receipt of other values.

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http://politica.estadao.com.br/blogs/coluna-do-estadao/filho-de-lula-recebeu-cerca-de-r-10-milhoes/

Fabiano Silveira resigns from the Ministry of Transparency

The Minister of Transparency, Monitoring and Control, Fabiano Silveira sent a letter of resignation and called late on Monday (30), for the interim president, Michel Temer, and officialized at his request to leave the office.

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http://noticias.uol.com.br/ultimas-noticias/agencia-estado/2016/05/30/fabiano-silveira-pede-demissao-do-ministerio-da-transparencia.htm

Dilma's Inheritance:

Public Prosecutor's Office points out R$ 2.5 billion fraud in the Bolsa Família program

A survey conducted by federal prosecutors pointed suspicions of fraud in the payment of the Bolsa Familia that can reach R $ 2.5 billion and 1.4 million beneficiaries.

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http://noticias.uol.com.br/ultimas-noticias/agencia-estado/2016/05/30/ministerio-publico-aponta-fraudes-de-r-25-bilhoes-no-bolsa-familia.htm

Dilma delivered the country with a nominal spending shortfall of 10% of GDP

In the last month before President Dilma removal, the nominal deficit rose. In one year until April, the public sector spent 10.08% of GDP to more than earned, reported BC. At this point, an analisys is needed. At the end of 2010 before taking Dilma, this ratio was 2.4%. Worse results than 3% are a already a concern, and the expectation is that the situation continues to worsen in the coming months.
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10% of the Brazilian GDP = R$ 638,5 billion

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Don't Stop the Protests Against the Coup,


the interim government and Globo TV, in Brazil



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Ato Fora Temer | 20/05/16 | Brasília/DF by Ninja Midia, no Flickr


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Ato Fora Temer | 20/05/16 | Brasília/DF by Ninja Midia, no Flickr


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Ato Fora Temer | 20/05/16 | Brasília/DF by Ninja Midia, no Flickr



GLOBO TV = COUP



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Ato Fora Temer | 20/05/16 | Brasília/DF by Ninja Midia, no Flickr




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President Rousseff is visiting universities around Brazil
BRASILIA NATIONAL UNIVERSITY


(Brazilian universities are against the coup)

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Dilma na UnB | 30/05/2016 | Brasília - DF by Ninja Midia, no Flickr

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Dilma na UnB | 30/05/2016 | Brasília - DF by Ninja Midia, no Flickr

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Dilma na UnB | 30/05/2016 | Brasília - DF by Ninja Midia, no Flickr

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Dilma na UnB | 30/05/2016 | Brasília - DF by Ninja Midia, no Flickr

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So the "deposed" leader is still president, still free to move around the country, hold rallies, etc.

Worst. Coup. Ever.

How can it be a coup if Rousseff still being presidente? Beacuse she still living in the official residence, she uses official plane, official cars, security, etc. Do you know a "coup" like that? She has the right of defense. The process is not finished yet. I don't like the Interim president, but the people who voted for Rousseff knew that he was going to be vice-president and it was a possibility he becomes president if everything happened to Rousseff.

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Dilma personally charged R$ 12 million in Slush Funds, says Marcelo Odebrecht in delation

Isto É magazine brings in its cover story this weekend details of awarded delation of Marcelo Odebrecht, the main shareholder of the contractor who takes the family name. He revealed to justice that the suspense President Dilma Rousseff personally charged an illegal donation during the political campaign.
According to the publication, the treasurer of Dilma's campaign, Edinho Silva, charged R$ 12 million, between the 1st and 2nd turns of 2014 elections, to make a payment "out" for the marketeer João Santana and the PMDB.
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Dilma lied about Pasadena says Cerveró

On awarded delation, the former director of Petrobras said to the authorities that the suspended president was aware of the negotiations that led millionaire loss

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http://veja.abril.com.br/noticia/brasil/dilma-mentiu-sobre-pasadena-e-deve-saber-de-propinas-ao-pt-diz-nestor-cervero

Nestor Cervero says Dilma knew everything when approved the purchase of Pasadena Refinery

The Supreme Court Minister Teori Zavascki, responsible for the processes of Lava Jato in the Supreme Court, released the confidentiality of plea bargaining testimony of Nestor Cervero.There were 36 statements. In them, Cervero detailed all the corruption scheme in Petrobras.
The former director of Petrobras said Rousseff followed closely matters relating to Petrobras, and constantly attending state company. It had even a room at the company's headquarters in Rio de Janeiro, and knew in detail the Petrobras business - including the purchase of the refinery in Pasadena, USA.
According to Cervero, Dilma not only knew about Pasadena, as he supposed in the testimony, was aware that political PT received bribery coming from Petrobras.
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