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Democracy Is Dead in Brazil
The successful execution of this coup, which masqueraded as a legitimate impeachment trial, sets a dangerous precedent for Latin America. READ MORE
Brazil Coup and Political Crisis: How Did We Get Here?
Brazil's political crisis dates back to 2014 when Rousseff was re-elected as president for the second time in October 2014 amid a recession, with high inflation and unemployment rising in the country. READ MORE
MST: Social Movements Must Rise up Against Coup Govt in Brazil
Brazilians must be prepared to fight back against the neoliberal assault which the new, illegitmate government has in store for the country. READ MORE
The Brazilian Tragedy
It is worth remembering that capitalism was never interested in democracy: one of its main theorists, Friedrich von Hayek, said that this was a mere "convenience" admissible insofar as it does not interfere with the "free market," the non-negotiable needs of the system. READ MORE
Hypocrisy of the Coup Leaders
Majority of Senate That Impeached Rousseff Under Investigation
49 of 81 Brazilian senators who ousted the president for corruption charges are themselves the targets of criminal inquiries. READ MORE
Who Stands to Gain?
'It Was a Coup,' Says Brazil's Only LGBT Lawmaker Jean Wyllys
“The new political hegemony in Brazil is conservative, reactionary, and anti-intellectual," says Brazilian lawmaker Jean Wyllys. READ MORE
The Incapacity of the Oligarchy in Brazil
Widespread corruption, conspiratorial politics, and foreign meddling are just some of the characteristics of the coup in Brazil. READ MORE
Racism and the New Oligarchy
Race, Racism, and the Coup Against Dilma
The protests backing the ouster of President Rousseff have been overwhelmingly white, revealing the racial divide of the current political crisis.In a country like Brazil, where race and class are nearly indistinguishable, the weight of their reactionary policies will fall heaviest on the country's predominantly Black and low-income population. READ MORE
Hate Driven Coup: 5 Radical Policies That Irked Brazil's Elite
President Rousseff's re-election in 2014 marked the fourth consecutive victory for the Workers Party, a fact that did not sit well with the country's elites and their right-wing allies, who immediately started to conspire against the president.
But what have the Workers Party (PT) governments done to provoke Brazil’s elites to the point that they are now willing to try to mount a coup to oust Rousseff? READ MORE
The Role of the US
US State Department Announces Support for Ousting Rousseff
The U.S. is confident that it will continue its strong bilateral relations with Brazil after the Senate's vote to oust Rousseff, a spokesperson said. READ MORE
How the Pro-Coup US Is Undermining Brazil's Democracy
The U.S. has been actively supportive of the interim government, with many of its Cabinet members already close to the U.S., according to WikiLeaks documents. The United States has been essential in legitimizing Brazil’s impeachment process—widely described by others as a soft coup—and has played a hand in propping up the interim government. READ MORE
Infographics on the Brazil Coup
Brazil's Coup Government an All-White, All-Male Affair
Coup by the Numbers
The Role of Brazil's Private Media
Achievements of the PT Governments