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International Press: Roussef on the soft coup
by businessmen and media in Brazil
Caetano Veloso - one of the most important artists of Brazil -
singing in an event against the coup, yesterday, in Rio


List of notorious "idiots" with public demonstrations

Against the Coup and the illegitimate government:

- Noam Chomsky

- Glenn Greenwald (winner of the 2014 Pulitzer Prize)

- Mauricio Lima (winner of the 2016 Pulitzer Prize)
- Chico Buarque (considered the greatest composer of Brazil)

- Sonia Braga (one of the best actresses of the country)
- Fernanda Montenegro (one of the nominations for the Oscars with "Central Station")
- Caetano Veloso
(one of the greatest singers of Brazil)

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Artists from around the world denouncing
The Coup in Brazil
Finn Jones (Game of Thrones)
The cast and crew of Aquarius, a highly-regarded Brazilian film in Cannes:


**People named "reaça" (First image) in Brazil are promoting

"boycott" to the artists and productions against the coup.

The argument of the "reaça" says: "people against the coup

receive "Bolsa Família" (this is a program for poor people

made by Lula in Brazil) or "Rouanet" (a program to

encourage the culture in the country).

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Good points, guys lol

More of Dilma's Inheritance:

Government announces that deficit will be of R$ 170 billion

Releasing the new fiscal target, ministers Romero Juca and Henrique Meirelles made indirect criticism to the discontrol of Dilma's government

Ministers Henrique Meirelles, from the Finances, and Romero Juca, from the Planning, said on this Friday, the fiscal deficit this year should be around R$ 170.5 billion. In practical terms, it means that this value is the difference between what the country will spend and what it must must earn. If confirmed it will be the largest hole of the series of public accounts, an extremely severe result.



Measures announced by Meirelles are positive, says IMF

The International Monetary Fund praised the first measures announced by the Finance Minister, Henrique Meirelles, and reiterated the need to quickly implement macroeconomic reforms.


There are rumours that Temer decided to give again the status of ministry to the Ministry of Culture, I hope he at least keeps reducing expenditures and stop giving money to bloggers and rich artists. The current deficit in the sector is of R$ 250 million.


Meirelles said Brazil's economy is worse than he expected

BRASILIA - The Minister of Finance of Brazil, Henrique Meirelles, said that the economy is in worse shape than he anticipated when he joined the government a week ago. "In numbers I see a worse situation than I expected," he said in an interview in Brasilia, referring mostly to the federal budget.



It seems that the new government brought a little more hope. Banks reviewing up their perspectives for Brazilian GDP 2017:

Itaú: from +0.3% to +1.0%;

Bank of America Merrill Lynch: from +0.8% to +1.5%;

Credit Suisse: from -0.5% to +1.0%

Source: http://www.financista.com.br/noticias/economistas-avaliam-que-economia-ja-chegou-ao-fundo-do-poco

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The fact is that the guy says that Rousseff's impeachment is a coup because other people say it's a coup. The Supreme Court asked Rousseff to explain why impeachment is a coup, yes, she still being president. Workers' Party supported president's Collor impeachment in 1992. Why wasn't it a coup? Germany has said that the process is following the constitution.

In that video Caetano Veloso is singing in a protest against the end of Culture Ministry, not against the "coup". And president Temer decides to keep the ministry after the protests. So, is it really a coup? There is no democracy in a country that the president does what people are asking? I don't think so.

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For editor chief of 'Foreign Policy', version of the 'coup' didn't catch abroad

Barack Obama and world leaders are waiting to see if the government of interim president Michel Temer "really will be in charge for some time" and has the "support and confidence" of the Brazilian people.
It is what thinks the publisher and chief editor of the American magazine "Foreign Policy", David Rothkopf, 60.
For him, the idea that there was coup in Brazil "did not catcht" abroad and that for many, the removal of President Dilma Rousseff "did not seem unfair."
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For those who said that the opposition wanted a military coup LOL

PT irritates the Army

The army commander, Gen. Eduardo Villas Boas, reacted angrily to the resolution of PT National Directory on current situation, approved last Tuesday, in which the party amid criticism of its own performance and of Dilma's government, included a " mea culpa "for not having taken advantage of his 13 years in power for two measures relating to the armed forces: modify the curriculum of military academies and promote officers with "democratic and nationalist commitment. "
"With this sort of thing, they are planting a strong anti-petismo in the Army," said the commander of the State, considering that the terms of Resolution PT - not just to the military forces - "refer to the 1960 and 1970" and have a 'Bolivarian' tone, that is, similar to that used by Hugo Chavez regimes and now Nicolas Maduro in Venezuela and also in other countries of South America, such as Bolivia and Ecuador.
According to General Villas Boas, the Army, and Navy and Air Force, go through all this time of crisis strictly fulfilling its constitutional and professional role without manifest much less without trying to interfere in the political life of the country. He expects at least reciprocity. Besides him, officers of senior officers said they were incensed against the resolution of PT.
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Brazil is convulsing today with new revelations about the coup:
Recorded conversations between opposition
politicians proves coup in Brazil:
- I think we need to articulate a political action. [...] If it is political, as is the policy? You have to solve this ****. You have to change the government (of President Dilma Rousseff) to stop this bleeding.
And guides Machado to meet with the President of the Senate, Renan Calheiros (PMDB-AL) and former President José Sarney (PMDB-AP).
Juca adds that any government Michel Temer should build a national pact "with the Supreme with everything."
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Protests against the coup, yesterday



Picnic no Palácio da Alvorada | 22/05/2016 | Brasília - DF by Ninja Midia, no Flickr


Picnic no Palácio da Alvorada | 22/05/2016 | Brasília - DF by Ninja Midia, no Flickr


"Globo golpista" - Protests against the Coup and against Globo TV.

Globo supported the dictatorship.


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Those are the second great reports of important politicians trying to interfere in Lava Jato investigation.

Brazilian political class must be one of the dirtiest in the world.

The first time:

Interference on Lava Jato: Delcídio dealt with Dilma the release of Odebrecht says delator


Delator says Dilma tried to interfere with on Lava Jato


Janot decides to ask the Supreme Court to ope investigation against Dilma for obstructing on Lava Jato


And now this:

In recorded conversations, Jucá talks on pact to halt advancement of Lava Jato


Romero Jucá should be removed from office immediately. This government shouldn't follow Dilma's examples in keeping ministers no matter how many accusation they had, otherwise it will fall as well.

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Moro doesn't talk about Juca, but says: "Institutions do not depend on the government's will'

Federal Judge Sergio Moro, leading the actions arising from Lava Jato operations in Curitiba, declined to comment on Monday when arriving in Veja Forum, the audios in which the Minister Romero Juca Planning deals with Sergio Machado on a supposed pact halt the progress of the investigation, revealed by the newspaper Folha de S. Paulo.
The magistrate said only that Brazil has solid institutions that do not depend on the interest of government to continue or not the work of the Judiciary. The judge also said he expects the Lava Jato runs until the end of the year but that new facts are coming to light and there is no fixed term to end. "The country has a very big challenge."
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The Brazil that PT tried to hide

In the coming days, President Michel Temer want to display a diagnosis of the real situation in Brazil, inherited by him after the departure of President Dilma Rousseff. He wants, with this initiative, took out the fancy of the country's veil - sung in verse and prose by former marketeer PT João Santana during the election campaign 2014 - and repeated by Dilma Rousseff in the last two years. Radiography - translated into a kind of inventory - will the Union budget for the implementation of social programs and agreements, the condition of Brazilian representations abroad institutional advertising. Ministers work in the collection of data, but it is already possible to say that the scenery is scorched earth. Starting with the accounts of the Union.


R$ 200 billion deficit in the public accounts

R$ 44.6 billion in raise of expenditures in the past few months

R$ 360 million in propaganda for 2016 (all was already spent)


The government estimates that the hole in the budget is somewhere around R$ 200 billion, more than double what it had estimated the PT administration (R$ 96.7 billion). In the health sector, for example, Brazil lost 23,500 hospital beds in public in the last five years, according to the Federal Council of Medicine (CFM). Between 2010 and 2015, the number of beds for the exclusive use SUS fell from 335,500 to 312,000.



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New Political Earthquake in Brazil:

Is It Now Time for Media Outlets

To Call This a “Coup”?

BRAZIL TODAY AWOKE to stunning news of secret, genuinely shocking conversations involving a key minister in Brazil’s newly installed government, which shine a bright light on the actual motives and participants driving the impeachment of the country’s democratically elected president, Dilma Rousseff. The transcripts were published by the country’s largest newspaper, Folha de São Paulo, and reveal secret conversations that took place in March, just weeks before the impeachment vote in the lower house was held. They show explicit plotting between the new planning minister (then-senator), Romero Jucá, and former oil executive Sergio Machado — both of whom are formal targets of the “Car Wash” corruption investigation — as they agree that removing Dilma is the only means for ending the corruption investigation. The conversations also include discussions of the important role played in Dilma’s removal by the most powerful national institutions, including — most importantly — Brazil’s military leaders.

The transcripts are filled with profoundly incriminating statements about the real goals of impeachment and who was behind it. The crux of this plot is what Jucá calls “a national pact” — involving all of Brazil’s most powerful institutions — to leave Michel Temer in place as president (notwithstanding his multiple corruption scandals) and to kill the corruption investigation once Dilma is removed.

In the words of Folha, Jucá made clear that impeachment will “end the pressure from the media and other sectors to continue the Car Wash investigation.” Jucá is the leader of Temer’s PMDB party and one of the “interim president’s” three closest confidants.

It is unclear who is responsible for recording and leaking the 75-minute conversation, but Folha reports that the files are currently in the hand of the prosecutor general. The next few hours and days will likely see new revelations that will shed additional light on the implications and meaning of these transcripts.

The transcripts contain two extraordinary revelations that should lead all media outlets to seriously consider whether they should call what took place in Brazil a “coup”: a term Dilma and her supporters have used for months. When discussing the plot to remove Dilma as a means of ending the Car Wash investigation, Jucá said the Brazilian military is supporting the plot: “I am talking to the generals, the military commanders. They are fine with this, they said they will guarantee it.” He also said the military is “monitoring the Landless Workers Movement” (Movimento dos Trabalhadores Rurais Sem Terra, or MST), the social movement of rural workers that supports PT’s efforts of land reform and inequality reduction and has led the protests against impeachment.

The second blockbuster revelation — perhaps even more significant — is Jucá’s statement that he spoke with and secured the involvement of numerous justices on Brazil’s Supreme Court, the institution that impeachment defenders have repeatedly pointed to as vesting the process with legitimacy in order to deny that Dilma’s removal is a coup. Jucá claimed that “there are only a small number” of Court justices to whom he had not obtained access (the only justice he said he ultimately could not get to is Teori Zavascki, who was appointed by Dilma and who — notably — Jucá viewed as incorruptible in obtaining his help to kill the investigation (a central irony of impeachment is that Dilma has protected the Car Wash investigation from interference by those who want to impeach her)). The transcripts also show him saying that “the press wants to take her [Dilma] out,” so “this **** will never stop” — meaning the corruption investigations — until she’s gone.

The transcripts provide proof for virtually every suspicion and accusation impeachment opponents have long expressed about those plotting to remove Dilma from office. For months, supporters of Brazil’s democracy have made two arguments about the attempt to remove the country’s democratically elected president: (1) the core purpose of Dilma’s impeachment is not to stop corruption or punish lawbreaking, but rather the exact opposite: to protect the actual thieves by empowering them with Dilma’s exit, thus enabling them to kill the Car Wash investigation; and (2) the impeachment advocates (led by the country’s oligarchical media) have zero interest in clean government, but only in seizing power that they could never obtain democratically, in order to impose a right-wing, oligarch-serving agenda that the Brazilian population would never accept.

The first two weeks of Temer’s newly installed government provided abundant evidence for both of these claims. He appointed multiple ministers directly implicated in corruption scandals. A key ally in the lower house who will lead his government’s coalition there — André Moura — is one of the most corrupt politicians in the country, the target of multiple, active criminal probes not only for corruption but also attempted homicide. Temer himself is deeply enmeshed in corruption (he faces an eight-year ban on running for any office) and is rushing to implement a series of radical right-wing changes that Brazilians would never democratically allow, including measures, as The Guardian detailed, “to soften the definition of slavery, roll back the demarcation of indigenous land, trim housebuilding programs and sell off state assets in airports, utilities and the post office.”

But, unlike the events of the last two weeks, these transcripts are not merely clues or signs. They are proof: proof that the prime forces behind the removal of the president understood that taking her out was the only way to save themselves and shield their own extreme corruption from accountability; proof that Brazil’s military, its dominant media outlets, and its Supreme Court were colluding in secret to ensure the removal of the democratically elected president; proof that the perpetrators of impeachment viewed Dilma’s continued presence in Brasilia as the guarantor that the Car Wash investigations would continue; proof that this had nothing to do with preserving Brazilian democracy and everything to do with destroying it.

For his part, Jucá admits that these transcripts are authentic but insists it was all just a misunderstanding with his comments taken out of context,calling it “banal.” “That conversation is not about a pact for Car Wash. It’s about the economy, to extricate Brazil from the crisis,” he claimed in an interview this morning with UOL political blogger Fernando Rodrigues. That explanation is entirely implausible given what he actually said, as well as the explicitly conspiratorial nature of the conversations, in which Jucá insists on a series of one-on-one encounters, rather than meeting in a group, all to avoid provoking suspicions. Political leaders are already calling for his resignation from the government.

Ever since Temer’s installation as president, Brazil has seen intense, and growing, protests against him. Brazilian media outlets — which have been desperately trying to glorify him — have suspiciously refrained from publishing polling data for many weeks, but the last polls show him with only 2 percent support and 60 percent wanting him impeached. The only recent published polling data showed that 66 percent of Brazilians believe legislators voted for impeachment only out of self-interest — a belief these transcripts validate — while only 23 percent believe they did so for the good of the country. Last night in São Paulo, police were forced to barricade the street where Temer’s house is located due to thousands of protesters heading there; they eventually used fire hoses and tear gas. An announcement to close the Ministry of Culture led to artists and others occupying offices around the country in protest, which forced Temer to reverse the decision.

Until now, The Intercept, like most international media outlets, has refrained from using the word “coup” even as it (along with most outlets) has been deeply critical of Dilma’s removal as anti-democratic. These transcripts compel a re-examination of that editorial decision, particularly if no evidence emerges calling into question either the most reasonable meaning of Jucá’s statements or his level of knowledge. This newly revealed plotting is exactly what a coup looks, sounds, and smells like: securing the cooperation of the military and most powerful institutions to remove a democratically elected leader for self-interested, corrupt, and lawless motives, in order to then impose an oligarch-serving agenda that the population despises.

If Dilma’s impeachment remains inevitable, as many believe, these transcripts will make it much more difficult to leave Temer in place. Recent polling data shows that 62 percent of Brazilians want new elections to select their president. That option — the democratic one — is the one Brazil’s elites fear most, because they are petrified (with good reason) that Lula or another candidate they dislike (Marina Silva) will win. But that’s the point: If what is being avoided and smashed in Brazil is democracy, then it’s time to start using the proper language to describe this. These transcripts make it increasingly difficult for media outlets to avoid doing so.

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Funny how the protests against Temer are always photographed in street level to don't show how small they are LOL

Those are the second great reports of important politicians trying to interfere in Lava Jato investigation.

Brazilian political class must be one of the dirtiest in the world.

The first time:

Interference on Lava Jato: Delcídio dealt with Dilma the release of Odebrecht says delator


Delator says Dilma tried to interfere with on Lava Jato


Janot decides to ask the Supreme Court to open investigation against Dilma for obstructing on Lava Jato


Just found out that there were actually quite a few more before Jucá:

Janot accuses Lula of having 'central role' in trying to block Lava Jato



Mercadante = Dilma's former Minister of Education, Chieff of Staff and Science, Technology and Innovation Minister

Mercadante tried to buy silence of PT's delator



Delcídio = Dilma's former leader of government in the Senate

Delcídio dennounces Lula and Dilma and confirms that he was cast by both to stop Lava Jato


Some sources say that Sarney and Calheiros were also tapped by Machado.

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- The latest international news and videos about the coup in Brazil -

Leaked Tapes Expose Coup Plot
Against Brazil’s Dilma Rousseff
On Monday, Brazilian newspaper Folha de Sao Paulo revealed a recording of a conversation between the country’s planning minister Romero Juca and Sergio Machado, former CEO of state-owned oil company Petrobras subsidiary Transperto, calling for a carefully orchestrated and arguably-legal coup against Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff.
The conversation centered on "changing" the government to "stop the bleeding" revealed by the so-called Car Wash investigation into Petrobras’ corrupt practices.

Read more:
Brazil Leak: Corrupt Leaders Seek
Protection with Coup
The taped conversation is the strongest proof to date that Dilma Rousseff's rivals' bid to remove her from office is more about protecting corruption than rooting it out.
Damning new evidence has revealed that the impeachment bid against Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff has a clear goal of protecting corrupt officials, particularly members of the newly installed government, from facing justice.
Read more:

Call It a 'Coup': Leaked Transcripts Detail
How Elite Orchestrated Overthrow in Brazil
Revelations detail 'national pact' between government, military, and oil executives
by Lauren McCauley, staff writer

Read more:

Media and the Coup - Amy Goodman

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Fernando Pimentel (PT), governor of Minas Gerais (2nd most populous state of Brazil):

Delator says he gave R$ 10 million in bribes to Fernando Pimentel (PT)

Delator of Operation acronym, the Minas Gerais citizen and entrepreneur Benedito Rodrigues de Oliveira Neto, known as Bene, reported in awarded delation with the Attorney General's Office that he paid R$ 10 million in bribes to the governor of Minas Gerais, Fernando Pimentel (PT).


Romero Jucá leaves the Ministry


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The protests against the chancelor visit in Argentina were organized by the same groups who defend Cristina Kichnner (investigated for embezzlement, fraud and damage to public coffers) and protested against Obama's visit.

Serra visited Macri and had a strong gesture of support to the new Brazilian government

It was a visit of political gesture and capitalized messages by both countries. President Mauricio Macri received yesterday at the Casa Rosada interim chancellor of Brazil, Jose Serra, in a meeting that had a visible double reading: it served as a sign of support from Argentina to the new administration of Michel Temer and, in turn, the meeting sought to strengthen the position of the Argentine president as a regional leader.


In Argentina, José Serra defends 'flexible' negotiations in Mercosul

The Foreign Affairs Minister, José Serra, was in Argentina on Monday (23), where he met with Chancellor Susana Malcorra, President Mauricio Macri and argued that Mercosur focus on the purpose of a free trade area.


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