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I hope the government declares the illegality of these protests in highways just like they did about the truckers' protest against the government last year.

MST blocks highways in 18 states against the impeachment

http://politica.estadao.com.br/noticias/geral,mst-bloqueia-rodovias-em-18-estados-contra-impeachment,10000026251

MST= accused of being a terrorist group


Corruption money used in Dilma's campaign, thus in her own benefit.

Meanwhile (already old news actually lol):

Brazil: insider claims Rousseff coalition took funds from Belo Monte mega-dam
Indigenous communities and the Amazon rain forest have joined the growing list of potential victims of Brazil’s huge corruption scandal, according to a senior construction executive who testified that the Belo Monte dam was used to generate 150m reais ($41.4m) in donations to the ruling coalition.
In a plea bargain that adds to the pressure on Brazil’s president, Dilma Rousseff, Otávio Marques de Azevedo, the former president of the construction company Andrade Gutierrez, also told investigators that dozens of other projects were used to generate funds for political parties.
The greatest attention, however, is on the controversial hydropower plant that was pushed through by President Rousseff despite years of protests by environmentalists and human rights campaigners who say the dam on the Xingu river would destroy indigenous peoples’ livelihoods and harm one of the world’s most biodiverse regions.
It is now claimed that as well as being Brazil’s biggest engineering project, the 26m reais dam has also been one of the main sources of funding for government parties.
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More crimes:

The 7 crimes of Dilma

1 - CRIME OF RESPONSIBILITY, with no less than FOUR episodes of obstruction of justice. Legal provision: section 5 of Article 6 of Law 1,079 / 1950;
2 - DISOBEDIENCE CRIME, since it was published in the Official Gazette Lula's nomination, even though it was suspended by the judiciary. Legal provision: Article 359 of the Penal Code;
3 - ROBBERY, according Ricardo Pessoa' delation, from UTC, there were extortionate threats to force donations to PT in 2014. Legal provision: Article 158 of the Penal Code;
4 - ELECTORAL CRIME for abuse of economic power and slush fund. Legal provision: Article 237 of the Electoral Code;
5 - CRIME OF FISCAL RESPONSIBILITY, because of the "pedaladas fiscais" and unnumbered decrees. Legal provision: articles 10 and 11, inc. III, of Law 1,079 / 1950;
6 - IDENTITY THEFT, to hide in the election year, lying about the real economic situation of the country, which was already in crisis. Legal provision: Article 299 of the Penal Code;
7 - IMPROPER CONDUCT, by using the apparatus of government in a visit of political-partisan nature to Lula. Legal provision: Article 11 of Law No. 8.429 / 1992.

Updating

Chamber of Deputies

342 votes are needed to approve

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Senate

41 votes are needed to approve

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No manipulation and sensationalism, guy.

Deconstructing the lies about the "crimes" of president Rousseff: A serious review made by The New York Times.

She is accused (by the most corrupt Brazilian politicians) of using money from giant public banks to cover budget gaps.

The truth need not be sensationalized, Baby.

Dilma Rousseff in Brazil Targeted by Lawmakers Facing Scandals of Their Own

THE NEW YORK TIMES

BRASÍLIA — Paulo Maluf, a Brazilian congressman, is so badly besieged by his own graft scandals that his constituents often describe him with the slogan “Rouba mas faz.” Translation: He steals but gets it done. But like an array of other scandal-plagued members of Brazil’s Congress, Mr. Maluf says he is so fed up with all the corruption in the country that he supports ousting President Dilma Rousseff.

“I’m against all the dubious horse-trading this government does,” said Mr. Maluf, 84, a former São Paulo mayor who faces charges in the United States that he stole more than $11.6 million in a kickback scheme. The drive to impeach Ms. Rousseff is gaining momentum. A pivotal vote to send her case to the Senate for a possible trial is expected over the weekend, and several of the political parties in her governing coalition abandoned her this week, leaving her especially vulnerable.
But some of the most vocal lawmakers pushing to impeach Ms. Rousseff are facing serious charges of graft, electoral fraud and human rights abuses, uncorking a national debate about hypocrisy among Brazil’s leaders.
“Dilma may have dug her own grave by not delivering on what she promised, but she is untainted in a political realm smeared with excrement from top to bottom,” said Mario Sergio Conti, a columnist for the newspaper Folha de S. Paulo. “She didn’t steal, but a gang of thieves is judging her.”
Ms. Rousseff is deeply resented in Brazil, having presided over the worst economic crisis in decades, a huge corruption scandal engulfing the national oil company and the fall of millions of middle-class Brazilians into poverty. Effort to Impeach Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff Clears Congressional Panel APRIL 11, 2016 Insider’s Account of How Graft Fed Brazil’s Political Crisis APRIL 3, 2016
In the impeachment case, she is not facing charges of graft. Instead, she is accused of using money from giant public banks to cover budget gaps, damaging Brazil’s economic credibility. Ms. Rousseff, then, is something of a rarity among Brazil’s major political figures: She has not been accused of stealing for herself.
Eduardo Cunha, the powerful speaker of the lower house who is leading the impeachment effort, is going on trial at the country’s highest court, the Supreme Federal Tribunal, on charges that he pocketed as much as $40 million in bribes. Mr. Cunha, an evangelical Christian radio commentator and economist who regularly issues Twitter messages quoting from the Bible, is accused of laundering the gains through an evangelical megachurch.
Vice President Michel Temer, who is expected to take over if Ms. Rousseff is forced to step aside, has been accused of involvement in an illegal ethanol-purchasing scheme.
Renan Calheiros, the Senate leader, who is also on the presidential succession chain, is under investigation over claims that he received bribes in the giant scandal surrounding the national oil company, Petrobras. He has also been accused of tax evasion and of allowing a lobbyist to pay child support for a daughter from an extramarital affair.
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This is the Age of hypocrisy in Brazil, with a hysterical middle class claiming "Out Dilma" and the most corrupt Brazilian politicians aspiring to the presidency. People against Dilma Rousseff are readers of journals and magazines like "O Globo" (Rio de Janeiro), "Folha de S. Paulo", "Estadão" and "Veja" (São Paulo), historically against leftwing governments and they don't understand exactly about our rich History. This is a cognitive chaos.
A video made this year by Al Jazeera shows this cognitive chaos, media manipulation,
and the incoherent/reactionary Brazilian middle class:

And more of the Age of hypocrisy in Brazil

By The New York Times (April 14, 2016)

Some politicians against Dilma Rousseff

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Vice President Michel Temer, (Yes, Vice President is Against the President Rousseff.

This is a horrible coup attemp) who is expected to take up Dilma is forced to move away,

was accused of involvement in an ethanol scheme illegal purchase .


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Eduardo Cunha, the president of the lower house , is leading the effort to impeach.

He goes to trial in the highest court in the country on charges that he pocketed as much as $ 40 million in bribes.

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Paulo Maluf , Brazilian congressman, supports efforts to accuse Rousseff.

He faces charges in the United States That he stole more than $ 11.6 million in a kickback scheme.


*Coup Attempt
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/04/15/world/americas/dilma-rousseff-targeted-in-brazil-by-lawmakers-facing-graft-cases-of-their-own.html?smid=fb-nytimes&smtyp=cur&_r=1

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PEOPLE IN BRAZIL (AND AROUND THE WORLD)

AGAINST THE COUP - TODAY

CANADA

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USA

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BRAZIL
(PEOPLE AGAINST THE COUP AND AGAINST GLOBO TV)

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FROM MÍDIA NINJA (FACEBOOK)
https://www.facebook.com/midiaNINJA/photos

THE WORLD AGAINST THE COUP IN BRAZIL (FACEBOOK)
https://www.facebook.com/The-World-Against-the-Coup-in-Brazil-1517746255200858/

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Even with leftists supporters of the government wanting to deny all of the crimes (including corruption in her political campaign) that she's being accused, the constitution is pretty clear. When a president commits any of the crimes listed below, the impeachment is necessary.

Btw, I expect all the politicians involved in crimes to be punished. Criminals shouldn't be defended by the people as we observe in pro government protests and Lula's speeches.

Federal Constitution

CHAPTER VII

CRIMES AGAINST BUDGET LAW

Art. 10. They are crimes of liability against the budget law:

1- Do not submit to Congress a budget proposal for the Republic within the first two months of each legislative session;

2 - Exceeding or transport without legal authorization, the funds of the budget;

3 - Make the reversal of funds;

4 - Infringe, patently, and in any case, the budget law device.

5) fails to order the reduction of the consolidated debt, within the time limits established by law, when the amount exceeds the amount resulting from application of the ceiling fixed by the Senate; (Included by Law No. 10,028, 2000)

6) order or authorize the opening of credit at odds with the limits established by the Senate without foundation in the budget law or the additional credit or non-compliance with legal rules; (Included by Law No. 10,028, 2000)

7) fail to promote or to order according to the law, the cancellation, redemption or reserve for cancel the credit transaction effects performed with failure limit, condition or amount prescribed by law; (Included by Law No. 10,028, 2000)

8) fail to promote or to order the full settlement of credit operations in anticipation of budget revenue, including related interest and other charges, until the end of the financial year; (Included by Law No. 10,028, 2000)

9) order or authorize, in violation of the law, carrying out a credit transaction with any of the other entities of the Federation, including its indirect administration entities, although in the form of novation, refinancing or postponement of previously contracted debt; ((Included by Law No. 10,028, 2000)

10) raise funds by way of tax or contribution of revenue anticipation whose taxable event has not yet occurred; (Included by Law No. 10,028, 2000)

11) order or authorize the allocation of funds from the issuance of bonds for purpose other than under the law that authorized; (Included by Law No. 10,028, 2000)

12) make or receive voluntary transfer contrary to limit or condition established by law. (Included by Law No. 10,028, 2000).

This Sunday is probably one of the most important days of the recent Brazilian history.

The Chamber of Deputies will decide if the impeachment trial wil be opened.

That's the last estimate that Estadão relesead.

342 votes are needed for the impeachment

In favor: 350

Against: 133

Undecided: 30

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COPACABANA BEACH (RIO) AGAINST THE COUP

NOW, APRIL 17

No military intervention ( we are not idiots )
No Bolsonaro ( we are not misogynistic, homophobic and racist )
No corrupt politicians 'against corruption' ( corrupt against corruption? )
No hypocrisy.

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FROM "FRENTE BRASIL POPULAR" (FACEBOOK)
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In the impeachment case, she (president Rousseff) is not facing charges of graft. Instead, she is accused of using money from giant public banks to cover budget gaps, damaging Brazil’s economic credibility. She didn’t steal, but a gang of thieves is judging her. But some of the most vocal lawmakers pushing to impeach Ms. Rousseff are facing serious charges of graft, electoral fraud and human rights abuses, uncorking a national debate about hypocrisy among Brazil’s leaders (The New York Times).

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Thousands of people marching through Brasília city, against the coup (now)

People against the coup say NO to hypocrisy.

In the impeachment case, she (president Rousseff) is not facing charges of graft. Instead,

she is accused of using money from giant public banks to cover budget gaps, damaging Brazil’s

economic credibility. She didn’t steal, but a gang of thieves is judging her. But some of the most vocal

lawmakers pushing to impeach Ms. Rousseff are facing serious charges of graft, electoral fraud and

human rights abuses, uncorking a national debate about hypocrisy among Brazil’s leaders.


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A protest against the vice president ( Temer ) and the president of the Chamber of Deputies ( Cunha )
Why? The two are
accused of corruption in the Supreme Court of Brazil.
They are against president Rousseff.
President Rousseff ARE NOT accused of corruption in the Supreme Court.
She is accused of using money from giant public banks to cover budget gaps.
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Nobody Likes Political Crises.

Nobody likes, you're right. We brazilians are suffering all the effects of it. The government destroyed our economy, we're are in deep recession, inflation is out of control, people are losing their jobs, many are becoming miserable and we've had the worst case of corruption in history of any democratic country.

The protests pro impeachment are HUGE right now. I'm not at home so I can't post many pics.

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Avenida Paulista (São Paulo) in the picture above.

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IOC: Rousseff impeachment vote won't hurt games preparations

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — The IOC says the impeachment process against Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff should not divert from preparations for the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

Brazil's Chamber of Deputies voted Sunday to open impeachment proceedings against Rousseff, less than four months before the Aug. 5 opening of South America's first Olympics. The measure now goes to the Senate, where a majority vote will determine whether Rousseff is suspended.

The IOC says preparations "have now entered into a very operational phase where these kinds of political issues have much less influence than at other stages of organizing the Olympic Games."

The IOC coordination commission visited Rio last week for its final inspection ahead of the games.

The IOC says "we have seen the great progress being made and we remain confident about the success of the Olympic Games in August."

AP

http://www.bigstory.ap.org/article/29698f5ac442495788e90c457e41fcf5/ioc-rousseff-impeachment-vote-wont-hurt-games-preparations

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Actually, still the Senate has to vote to decide if she will be removed from office. That's probably only going to happen in May.

41 votes are needed (simple majority). Those are the current estimates for the Senate:

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In Favor: 46

Indecisive/Didn

If the impeachment proceeds she will be removed from the office for a maximum period of 180 days and Michel Temer will be the acting president. The last judgement will take place in the Senate where 2/3 of the votes will be needed to remove her definitely, probably in September as some rumours are saying.


*Correcting:

In Favor: 46

Indecisive/Didn't answer: 15

Against: 20

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