Brazil impeachment: Rousseff attacks cabinet for being all-male and all-white – BBC News

English: Portrait of President of Brazil, Mrs....

English: Portrait of President of Brazil, Mrs. Dilma Rousseff by cartoonist Carlos Latuff. Português: Retrato da presidente do Brasil, Sra. Dilma Rousseff pelo cartunista Carlos Latuff. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The BBC reports that Brazil‘s suspended President Rousseff attacks the new government for being entirely made up of white male politicians.

Source: Brazil impeachment: Rousseff attacks cabinet for being all-male and all-white – BBC News

This is an amazing story.

It’s a very high risk strategy for Brazil to impeach President Rousseff, and replace her government with one composed of all-male all white conservatives. The context is that the Brazilian economy is in crisis. I can envision that the new neoliberal government will be strong on austerity and place welfare programs last on the priority list.

Ultimately, it will be down to the Brazilian people to decide how much bitter medicine they can accept. I fear that the impeachment trial will soon become the side show.

Thoughts?

 

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