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2016 Political Crisis in Brazil

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Protests in Brazil (São Paulo, Rio, Brasília, Curitiba, Porto Alegre
and other cities) against the new president

Why? The new president is ineligible for the Brazilian electoral justice (Rousseff, out, is not ineligible)
Protesters say: the new president is corrupt and conservative, and this is a Coup

* Against Brazil’s unelected President Michel Temer, people say: Romero Juca (Michel Temer's friend) was forced to step aside over a shocking leaked recording that revealed the then-senator conspired with members of the Supreme Court and military commanders to oust Rousseff and protect corrupt officials from facing justic.









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Why this is not just a political crisis
But a social struggle

People against the new president and the coup are anti- racist, anti- corporate and anti-imperialist.
They are, in particular: the working class, social movements, feminists and students of public universities.

And people against Dilma Rousseff, Lula, the workers party and left-wing governments are, in particular,
the Brazilian middle class.

Another important difference: people against conservative governments in Brazil are also against media manipulation
(in particular, Globo TV, who supported the military regime and is accused of a conservative TV in Brazil). 


People against the new president Michel Temer and the conservative labor reform
 September 7, 2016 (Independence Day)








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Great day! :)

Brazil's Lula charged as 'top boss' of Petrobras graft scheme

Brazilian prosecutors charged ex-President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva on Wednesday with being the "top boss" of a vast corruption scheme at state oil company Petrobras, in a major blow to the leftist hero's hopes of a political comeback.

It was the first time that Lula, still Brazil's most popular politician despite corruption accusations against him and his Workers Party, was charged by federal prosecutors for involvement in the political kickbacks scheme at Petroleo Brasileiro (PETR4.SA), as the company is formally known.

Public Prosecutor Deltan Dallagnol told a news conference that the Petrobras scheme had caused an estimated 42 billion real ($12.6 billion) in losses. Lula's lawyers said in a statement that prosecutors lacked evidence to back up their accusations which were part of political persecution to stop him running in the 2018 election.


"He was the conductor of this criminal orchestra," Dallagnol said during a detailed presentation of the investigation. "The Petrobras graft scheme aimed at keeping the Workers Party in power by criminal means."



Brazil's ex-president hit with corruption charges

(CNN) Brazilian prosecutors on Wednesday presented charges of corruption against ex-President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva and his wife, Marisa Leticia da Silva, according to state-run news agency Agencia Brasil.

The charges stem from the Operation Car Wash money laundering investigation. Prosecutors allege the former president benefited from "illicit advances in connection with a renovation of a triplex" in a beach town near São Paulo.

The investigation extends to the president of the Lula Institute, Paulo Okamoto, and Leo Pinheiro, president of OAS, a construction company heavily investigated under Operation Car Wash.



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