New Political Earthquake in Brazil
Posted: Tuesday, May 24, 2016
New Political Earthquake in Brazil: Is It Now Time for Media Outlets to Call This a "Coup"?
Brazil today awoke to stunning news of secret, genuinely shocking conversations involving a key minister in Brazil's newly installed government, which shine a bright light on the actual motives and participants driving the impeachment of the country's democratically elected president, Dilma Rousseff. The transcripts were published by the country's largest newspaper, Folha de São Paulo, and reveal secret conversations that took place in March, just weeks before the impeachment vote in the lower house was held.
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