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Brazil: Protests Continue over Ouster of President Rousseff

HeadlineMay 16, 2016

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.”

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