Meanwhile, protests in Brazil continue over the Legislature’s vote to suspend President Dilma Rousseff and put her on trial. Rousseff is accused of tampering with government accounts to hide a budget deficit. But she has accused her right-wing opponents of fomenting a coup. Her replacement has instated an all-white male Cabinet charged with implementing corporate-friendly policies. Rousseff said the new government is illegitimate.
President Dilma Rousseff: “I believe we are seeing a new concept with regard to the presidential system in Latin America. I think it is a mixture, as military coups are out of fashion. There is a problem for all regimes, like under the presidential system, in which there is a fixed date for it to begin and for it to end.”