Saturday, 28 May 2016

Brazil & 'The Guardian'

NORTHERN Voices' takes no official position on the decision by the Brazilian parliament this month to suspend Brazil's President, Dilma Rousseff. 
As a consequence of this decision, Ms Rousseff  is facing trial after the Senate earlier this month voted to impeach and suspend her.

She is accused of illegally manipulating finances to hide a growing public deficit ahead of her re-election in 2014, which she denies.

Northern Voices does, however, note that Ms Rousseff is not accused of personally benefiting financially from any transactions.  This does contrast with some other leading Brazilian politicians and other elite figures, including the leader of the interim government and her former Vice-President, Michel Temer.

Because of this we publish below an e-mail sent to us by 'No Coup in Brazil', which includes a link to a statement published in the Guardian newspaper from 20 British politicians:

'This email is forwarded from No Coup in Brazil, which we are one of a number of organisations, publications & individuals supporting. Please direct queries to
Best wishes,
Please Add Your Name Here to the Statement Published in The Guardian  on Brazil

On Friday, The Guardian published a letter from 20 parliamentarians arguing that Dilma Rousseff's suspension is an insult to democracy in Brazil, which you can read here.   

You can add your name here and please share to encourage others to do the same on Twitter here and Facebook here 

Best wishes,
Matt on behalf of the No Coup in Brazil page.
PS: Remember to keep up-to-date with the latest news on Brazil on Facebook here and Twitter here.

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