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Brazil: Sometimes it sinks
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    According to the results of a poll released on Thursday by the Datafolha polling institute, just 8% of respondents surveyed across the country said Ms. Rousseff’s administration was “good or excellent,” while 71% considered it “bad or terrible.” The outcome was the lowest approval rating given for any sitting president since the São Paulo-based polling agency began its survey in 1990.

    Huh

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  • Last night, april 03:

    The commander of the army, Gen. Villas Boas, twitted with a menacing undertone about the possibility of the army to intervene directly in the government crisis, some vague idea atached about corruption of institutions, no fuher details.

    The twitt was published in time to be read in the last minute of the most watched television news, to a dramatic effect. And a day before the judgment of the habeas corpus of the former president Lula by the Supreme Court.

    Vocal support about military intervention was very common in the conservative sector of the army, mainly the reserve high patent, and some active duty army generals have been (lightly) punished for expressing it too (insubordination).

    But it's the first time Villas Boas echoed that same sectors and the first time an army commander has emitted opinion with aims to intervene in the civil government since the military dictatorship.

    The results were a chain effect in the high command around the country, the active generals are now in open mobilization to who knows what.

    Posting a link to El País because most of the news I have crossed are biased or some very ludic nonsense.

    https://brasil.elpais.com/brasil/2018/04/02/politica/1522697550_276313.html

  • And the government is using that trend to start a dictatorship. We now have Rio de Janeiro under military federal intervention, enforced by decree. It's not just some kind of reinforcement, as by now all the security affairs of that state bypass the civil office and goes to a army general with powers akin and above the Governor. And Rio isn't the worst case of security here.

    One day after that a federal security task force was sent to another state, Ceará, to make intel and "preemptive" operations (basically, spec ops). Judging by the tide it will be escalating task forces, Law and Order military operations and military government intervention until all the country will be, direct or indirect, under state of exception.

    And we are months before presidential election, maybe it would be a hard coup, maybe it will be all "normal", but any results will be state of exception anyway.

    BTW, there's evidence of some things being fabricated "on purpose". The security plan for the rio carnival was insane, aka, misplacing a huge number of police far away from where it was expected to be needed. That gave a social and media fact needed to the intervention right away.

  • Criminal things

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  • I believe that the motives that led me to be removed from my position as president—and in what was really a coup d’état, because there was no real high crime and misdemeanor in my case—I could attribute this to three motives. One, which is more important than all the others, has to do with great misogyny. And for the first time, a woman was elected president. This misogynist treatment has to do with how men and women are seen and described in politics. Women are harsh and insensitive; men are strong and sensitive. Women, when working intensely, are considered obsessive-compulsive, whereas the man is considered a hard worker. So, all of these uses of instruments to attack a woman were mobilized against me, in addition to the many low-quality words.

    But what led to the impeachment were two major things. One, they sought to keep—they, the coup mongers from the PMDB and PSDB, two political parties in Brazil—they were trying to keep the corruption investigations from reaching them, so they said, "We’re going to get rid of her in order to keep the investigations from continuing and for this thing to continue."

    In addition, we had won four elections in a row with a government program that was clearly against many of the trends that were in vogue in the United States and Europe, which were exacerbating inequality. We were fighting inequality. And we had secured some very important results. We took Brazil off of the U.N.’s map of poverty, and we lifted up some 86 million from extreme poverty. We were not selling our lands without any limitations to foreigners.

    https://www.democracynow.org/2017/5/26/exclusive_dilma_rousseff_on_her_ouster

    It is always fun to read left opportunists telling about excuse reasons why things happened as they must have happened.

    Also very good read for anyone not understanding "obsession with ruling classes" :-)

  • Some improvements

    At least not talks only.

  • @MarcioK

    You mean that capitalist fight? Well, it does not change anything. Read more, get rid of them.

  • Day of turmoil here in Brazil.

  • Brazil's gross domestic product contracted by 3.6 percent last year, statistics agency IBGE said, following a 3.8 percent drop in 2015. The nation's two-year downturn is the longest and deepest on record for Latin America's biggest nation.

    The economic contraction worsened in the fourth quarter, with a steeper-than-expected decline of 0.9 percent, following a 0.7 percent drop in the previous three months.

    Investment tumbled 10.2 percent in 2016, in a sharp drop that is partly blamed by economists on Brazil's chronically high interest rates.

    And all of this come "unexpectedly".

  • Unemployment improvement

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  • The state of Rio expects a budget deficit of over 19 billion reais ($5.56bn) this year as spending planned before oil prices fell outstrips revenue that is tumbling during Brazil’s worst recession since the 1930s.

    Since late last year, the state has been forced to delay pension and salary payments and shutter some schools and hospitals, where crucial supplies, including medicines and syringes, are lacking.

    Want to support capitalists? Witness your future.

  • @Vitaliy_Kiselev Very well said. The only people that is defending Dilma are the "social" movements, sindicates and some artists, all fed by her. During the Lula´s mandate the minister of culture Gilberto Gil performed more shows than ever and when a brazilian music week was presented in France he took basically his friends to represent our whole contry, which is continental and very diverse.

  • Those "good guys" are involved in the same "Lavajato" (carwash) scandal as previous PT management. After all, they were their allies.

    Of course. Both just implement that capitalists want. As soon as resources and energy became an issue you can no longer play into fake "socialism" games.

  • @Vitaliy_Kiselev Ok, I thought you were freaking out ;o) Those "good guys" are involved in the same "Lavajato" (carwash) scandal as previous PT management. After all, they were their allies.

  • @Cid

    I just put though closer to the limit.
    People had been told that this is finally good guys.

  • @Cid

    Why not to cut all of them?

    You know.. hire the good guys. Things must change, things must improve.
    As it is always bad guys, good guys are never corrupt and they see needs of people even in their dreams.

  • @Vitaliy_Kiselev They were too many and hadn´t done much...

  • New Cabinet

    1. The Ministry of Culture has been eliminated
    2. The Ministry of Agrarian Development has been eliminated
    3. The Ministry of Science and Technology has been eliminated (it is now part of a much larger dysfunctional ministry, together with telecommunications)
    4. The Ministry of Women has been eliminated
    5. The Ministry of Racial Equality has been eliminated
    6. The Ministry of Human Rights has been eliminated

    At least capitalists are more honest now.

  • and you...what are you doing ? ....selling the capitalist wares ?

    I asked you in such irony as obvious you do not understand that to do something you must first propose real way to do so. Want to stop USA from controlling other capitalist states - tell us how you want to do it. Teach capitalists how to become friends and real patriots? Or what?

    As for wares - I always select only communists who are deeply infiltrated to any corporations. :-)

    actually vietnam offered few resources to be plundered and markets to be exploited and although in error, was done for political ideals during the cold war

    No, capitalists made war not for political ideal for itself. They sent exploited class to war as they had big fear for their own necks, they know that if they won't fight here communism will come to their home. Vietman also had very important strategic place. Later it was same in Korea.

    actually you have it reversed

    Well, as subjective idealist you can be sure in this, as even this discussion exist only in your head or as some very advanced computer simulation.

  • You mean that you ask god every morning for this? As how otherwise you will stop them?

    and you...what are you doing ? ....selling the capitalist wares ?

    No such thing as intervention for "political ideal" exist

    actually vietnam offered few resources to be plundered and markets to be exploited and although in error, was done for political ideals during the cold war

    USA just have imperialism, it also means lots of big corporations and monopolies. Oligarchy is just ill fated and fully wrong term that capitalist media use to offset people attention.

    actually you have it reversed

  • not following you bro....my perspective is isolationism. The usa should keep out of other country's business...

    You mean that you ask god every morning for this? As how otherwise you will stop them?

    It is also good to go back to books to understand why and how capitalists act, to understand that capitalists actually have no devotion to any state population as general. If they find some resources outside - they will invade. Most of the time local capitalist will just sell land and factories and will go live happily in US, in sunny California. If they find cheaper labor - bad for ya, good for them. They will turn whole cities in jobless criminal mess.

    Every intervention the usa has done has been for it's corporations, none for a political ideal.

    Surprise. It seems that you somehow skipped all core ideas of communists you read.

    This is always such. No such thing as intervention for "political ideal" exist, it is some for of ill fated idealism where you can even imagine this.

    I'm opposed, as frankly are most americans...which is why the usa is now officially an oligarchy.

    USA just have imperialism, it also means lots of big corporations and monopolies. Oligarchy is just ill fated and fully wrong term that capitalist media use to offset people attention.

  • not following you bro....my perspective is isolationism. The usa should keep out of other country's business...but of course, our state dept, intelligence , and military are paving the roads for our banksters. Every intervention the usa has done has been for it's corporations, none for a political ideal. I'm opposed, as frankly are most americans...which is why the usa is now officially an oligarchy.

  • And do I really have to answer what is wrong with the usa controlling the political landscape of other countries

    Here you stated that you think that it is wrong for USA capitalists to control political landscape, but it seems that you also think that it is much better the other way around - as local capitalist will do it.

  • here where ? ...you obviously misinterpreted the english

  • when did I say some capitalist are moral guys ?

    what is wrong with the usa controlling the political landscape of other countries ?

    Here.