impeachment

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How A Collapse In South America Could Trigger Martial Law In The U.S.

By Brandon Smith If an economic system collapses in the woods and no one is paying attention, are there any consequences outside the woods? Well, yes, of course. As with most situations financial and global, however, consequences are not usually taken very seriously until they have spawned a vast bog of sewage we all have to then … Continue reading

Brazil’s Ex-President Lula Charged In Secret Petrobras Case, Report Says

Brazil’s prosecutor general has charged the former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva with participating in a scheme to buy the silence of a former executive at state-run oil company Petrobras, newspaper Estado de S.Paulo has reported. Lula’s name was included in the case against Senator Delcidio do Amaral, who in December was charged with … Continue reading

Venezuela Opposition Submits 1.85M Signatures To Remove Maduro

Venezuela’s opposition says it has delivered a petition to election authorities calling for a nationwide referendum to remove President Nicolas Maduro from office. The opposition Democratic Unity Roundtable said Monday it has collected 1.85 million signatures, more than nine times the number needed to launch the referendum process. The party blames Maduro’s policies for food … Continue reading

The “Empire Of Chaos” Strikes Back Against Brazil, Russia, And China

By Pepe Escobar Soon after the impeachment motion against President Dilma Rousseff was approved in the Brazilian Congress by what I chose to call Hybrid War hyenas, President-in-Waiting Michel “Brutus” Temer, one of the coup’s articulators, dispatched a senator to Washington as special paperboy to deliver the news on the coup in progress. The senator in question … Continue reading

Brazil’s Rousseff To Take Fight Against Impeachment To The UN

Brazil’s beleaguered Dilma Rousseff has changed her plans and will attend a UN event on Friday in New York to make her case against an impeachment process that could remove her from office within weeks, her office said. The Brazilian president lost a crucial vote in the lower house of congress on Sunday and faces … Continue reading

If Dilma Rousseff Is Impeached, Brazil Faces Years Of Political Turmoil

By Marieke Riethof The lower house of Brazil’s National Congress has voted overwhelmingly to impeach President Dilma Rousseff for allegedly covering up the scale of the country’s budget deficit, sending the case to the upper house. As the vote was taken, anti-government demonstrations on the Avenida Paulista and outside the congress held aloft a giant inflatable … Continue reading

Pepe Escobar: Why The Coup In Brazil Should Fail

By Pepe Escobar As a metaphor of the advanced state of putrefaction plaguing the entire political system of one of the Global South’s leading nations, nothing comes close to what is about to take place in Brazil. The notoriously corrupt leader of the lower House in the Brazilian Parliament, Eduardo Cunha — holder of 11 illegal Swiss accounts, listed in the … Continue reading

Emerging Markets: What Has Changed This Week?

By Marc Chandler, Marc to Market Blog Bank Indonesia signaled it may pause its easing cycle Vietnam undertook a massive cabinet shuffle MSCI is reviewing Nigeria’s standing in its equity indices due to the impact of ongoing FX controls Russia’s central bank tilted a bit more dovish South Africa’s parliament voted down President Zuma’s impeachment proposal by … Continue reading

Rousseff’s Impeachment Alone Won’t Fix Brazil’s Economic Woes

By Yesenia Lugo The biggest party in the governing coalition abandoned President Dilma Rousseff last week, increasing the likelihood that the leader of Latin America’s biggest country will be impeached and opening up the country to uncertainty. The $3 billion dollar scandal that’s engulfed Brazil has its origin in a cluster of construction companies and politicians colluding … Continue reading

Rousseff Should Be Impeached, Brazil Congressional Report Recommends

The special investigator for a congressional commission recommended on Wednesday that the impeachment process against Brazil’s president, Dilma Rousseff, move forward, saying there was evidence she violated fiscal laws. “The facts show serious indications of unconstitutionality, illegality and fiscal irresponsibility,” Jovair Arantes said in a nearly 130-page report. Arantes’ conclusion had been widely anticipated because … Continue reading

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