- Apr 13, 2011
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- Political Leaning
[FONT=TIActuBeta-ExBold_web]VERMONT SENATOR BERNIE[/FONT] Sanders yesterday denounced in harsh terms the impeachment of Brazil’s democratically elected president. As the Brazilian Senate heads toward a final vote later this month, Sanders described his position, set forth in a statement posted on his Senate site, as “calling on the United States to take a definitive stand against efforts to remove Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff from office.” He added: “To many Brazilians and observers the controversial impeachment process more closely resembles a coup d’état.”
Sanders also condemned the unelected center-right coalition under Michel Temer that has seized power during Rousseff’s suspension and is now trying to install themselves through 2018. “After suspending Brazil’s first female president on dubious grounds, without a mandate to govern,” he said, ” the new interim government abolished the ministry of women, racial equality and human rights” and “replaced a diverse and representative administration with a cabinet made up entirely of white men.” They are now attempting to implement radical policies that could never be democratically ratified: “impose austerity, increase privatization and install a far right-wing social agenda.”
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Bernie Sanders taking a stand against the undemocratic removal of Dilma Rousseff which many are calling a coup. I agree with Senator Sanders when he calls for the US to take a stand against this process. Its clear that this was a process to remove Rousseff and then attempt to implement harsh neo-liberal policies and undo what the Worker Party has done in Brazil.