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Dilma Rousseff is Delusional

Friday, March 25, 2016 10:19
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Under her presidency and that of her predecessor, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, Brazil went from being the promising, third world jewel to becoming the subject of jokes worldwide. It is under the rule of the Worker’s Party (PT) that Brazil missed the opportunity to become a growing economic power in Latin America, and the reason for that was the widespread corruption and impunity with which the political and corporate class operate in the country. Political parties, politicians and powerful business owners do as they please here in Brazil. They raise taxes to stratospheric levels, support wasteful spending, buy off public servants in exchange for political favors, disappear political opponents and work hard to perpetuate themselves in power via a gigantic welfare state that guarantees continuous support from the millions of government-dependent people who have little to no incentive to get off their rear ends to work for a living. Despite abundant evidence that the political class in Brazil is behind the worst economic and political crises in the history of the country since the end of the dictatorship, president Dilma Rousseff and her godfather and predecessor, Lula da Silva, have made the ongoing investigations all about themselves. According to both Dilma and Lula, the current police investigation “is a witch hunt” that seeks to blame the two of them for the large corruption operation revealed to the public during Operation Lava Jato, the largest investigation on government corruption in this country. The largest corruption scandal in the history of the country took place and continues to do so under Lula’s and Dilma’s administration. Many members of the Worker’s Party members, including close Lula and Dilma allies have been captured, accused and imprisoned for their participation in the Petrobras corruption scheme. Furthermore, many of those people implicated in the corruption scheme have negotiated shorter prison times in exchange for talking about what they know. Every time new details emerged about the Petrobras-looting scheme, police make new arrests and new witnesses come forward with more details about the institutionalized corruption system that has grown exponentially during the last 15 years. Despite all this, both Lula and Dilma continue to show their hubris, bravado and arrogance in the face of imminent, direct implication in the corruption scandal. Lula has yet to respond to multiple accusations which have already earned him a temporary arrest by police. Sao Paulo city prosecutors have requested his arrest while investigations are ongoing, as they believe Lula may attempt to flee to because his supporters in government and in the PT might want to shield the former union leader. It took very little for prosecutors to be proven right. Brazil’s president, Dilma Rousseff shamelessly intervened and offered Lula a cabinet position to avoid his arrest. The president of the country aided and abetted a suspect by offering him a government position which shielded him from prosecution, just as Sao Paulo authorities had warned. After multiple requests to nullify and validate Lula’s new position in Dilma’s cabinet, the Supreme Court in Brazil decided to support a judge’s decision to strip Lula from his cabinet position, while removing the head prosecutor in the Petrobras scandal, judge Sergio Moro, from his position. The decision was made, according to the Court, after the Rousseff government questioned Moro’s leaking of Dilma and Lula’s telephone conversation where the president informs Lula of her intention to protect him by naming him into her cabinet. Now, the Supreme Court is the only body in charge of the investigation that incriminated many PT members in the Lava Jato scandal. Lula’s future depends on the 11-member Supreme Court that, for now, has given the Rousseff administration some breathing room to plan their next defense strategy. While on the streets of Brazil, two-thirds of the people have thrown their support behind the impeachment of president Rousseff, the president says that “they want me to resign, so they don’t have to overthrow me illegally.” It is not clear to Rousseff that impeachment proceedings are a constitutional way to fire a public servant who has no respect for the country. It is not clear to her that when two-thirds of the people, many of whom used to be PT supporters, call for her impeachment, there is no such a thing as a witch hunt. During an interview with several journalists in Brasilia, Dilma answered questions about the events of the last two weeks in the country. After Lula’s temporary arrest and questioning, there hasn’t been a day without a new caveat. Dilma began the interview saying that the process of impeachment, which has already begun to move in the Brazilian Congress and that threatens her presidency, is an illegitimate procedure. “Legally it is very weak. And it arises because the Congress’s President, Eduardo Cunha, threatened the government: if we did not vote against an investigation against him. He started the process. Cunha was denounced by the Prosecutor of the Republic because he found five illegal accounts that belong to him“. When questioned about the legality of the impeachment proceedings, Dilma said that “we in Brazil had military coups. In a democratic system, they change methods. And without a legal basis, impeachment is a coup. It breaks the democratic order. That is why it is dangerous.” Except that if impeachment proceedings are accepted by authorities it would mean it has legal basis, so it could not be deemed as a coup. After saying this, Dilma insisted in […]

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