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Wednesday, 18 May 2016

3 keys signs of US involvement in Brazil coup


As Brazil's left-wing president, Dilma Rousseff, has been suspended from office to face trial for disregarding budget laws, details have emerged on key figures involved in what Rousseff supporters are calling a coup, hinting at a covert plot involving Washington.

Following last week's vote in the Brazilian Senate that led to the suspension of the country's first female president, the left-wing politician herself noted that she "never imagined that it would be necessary to fight a coup in this country."

While Latin America's modern history is riddled with well-documented examples of US operations aimed at overthrowing regimes, some would argue the situation in Brazil is tied to a popular protest movement that has sprang up due to the corruption scandal and slumping economy. However, profiles of those at the center of current events offer clues as to why Washington's hand might be at play. 

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See also: Economic war: Venezuela food shortages deliberately created by US-aligned oligarchs

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