The program recounts the historic movements to suspend President Rousseff from office this past week along with how Michel Temer has moved initially to fill the role of interim president. The program also provides a preview of this weekend’s presidential vote in the Dominican Republic.
Impeachment processes are always messy political processes (remember Bill Clinton’s in 1998?). In the case of Brazil, by providing a constitutional exit for unpopular executives, impeachment may be what ultimately preserves Brazilian democracy.
Politics in both Brazil and the Dominican Republic provides the discussion points this week. The program covers the political arguments Rousseff is making to retain her office. It also sketches the important issues, parties, and candidates involved in the presidential race in the Dominican Republic.
From former guerrilla to fast-rising protege of her predecessor Lula da Silva, she was supposed to preside over Brazil’s rise. Instead, the Brazilian president’s career may soon be over for good.
John Oliver’s latest episode offers his take on what is going on behind all of the headlines coming out of Brazil.
As this crisis unfolds, it becomes clear that president Dilma Rousseff seems to behave more like a losing goalie – making futile attempts to shield her team, and the little that remains of her government’s viability – than like the president which Brazilians vested with trust, and legitimacy to “lead” in 2011.
As the country prepares to host the Olympic games it simultaneously battles with corruption, an issue which, a leading attorney in the Petrobras scandal characterizes as a “monster” in Brazil.
Desde hace algunos meses, la crisis económica y el abismo político en el que se encuentran los gobiernos de Brasil y México han ocupado editoriales y portadas de los principales diarios internacionales. Mientras Brasil enfrenta una recesión económica agravada por una débil gobernabilidad, México se hunde en una pocilga moral caracterizada por la corrupción endémica y una crisis de derechos humanos que ha tocado fondo.
Together with the current economic recession, a hovering corruption scandal, a potential presidential impeachment and now the WHO declaration of a global emergency over the Zika virus, Brazil seems to be taking more than it can handle.
The first step to fixing Brazil’s crisis will have to involve recognizing that the rot goes much deeper than it might seem. Brazil’s troubles began with the downturn in the global commodity markets, but the roots of the malaise trace much farther.