Noam Chomsky: Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff “Impeached by a Gang of Thieves”
SHORT VIDEO CLIPS, 23 May 2016
Amy Goodman – Democracy NOW!
May 17, 2016
As protests continue in Brazil over the Legislature’s vote to suspend President Dilma Rousseff and put her on trial, Noam Chomsky notes, “We have the one leading politician who hasn’t stolen to enrich herself, who’s being impeached by a gang of thieves, who have done so. That does count as a kind of soft coup.”
Rousseff’s replacement, Brazil’s former vice president, Michel Temer, is a member of the opposition PMDB party who is implicated in Brazil’s massive corruption scandal involving state-owned oil company Petrobras, and has now appointed an all-white male Cabinet charged with implementing corporate-friendly policies.
This article originally appeared on Transcend Media Service (TMS) on 23 May 2016.
Anticopyright: Editorials and articles originated on TMS may be freely reprinted, disseminated, translated and used as background material, provided an acknowledgement and link to the source, TMS: Noam Chomsky: Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff “Impeached by a Gang of Thieves”, is included. Thank you.
This work is licensed under a CC BY-NC 4.0 License.
Click here to go to the current weekly digest or pick another article:
SHORT VIDEO CLIPS: