Impeachment of Dilma Rousseff: A Parliamentary Coup

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After a nine-month impeachment process, the Brazilian parliament voted 61-20 to impeach Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff and remove her from office. University of Rio de Janeiro Professor Maria Luisa Mendonca tells RT America’s Anya Parampil that the lawmakers’ vote was a “parliamentary coup” and that there was “no legal basis for impeachment.”

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Oliver Stone Tackles Latin America’s Political Upheaval in South of the Border

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June 21, 2010

Academy Award-Winning Filmmaker Oliver Stone Tackles Latin America’s Political Upheaval in “South of the Border”, US Financial Crisis in Sequel to Iconic “Wall Street” Continue reading

Latin America’s New Middle Class Rulers: Stabilization, Growth and Inequality by Prof James Petras

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by Prof James Petras
Global Research, May 22, 2010

Introduction

Latin America’s current relations with the US as well as its present political and economic configuration can best be understood in the context of large scale changes over the past twenty years and the relative stability of the past five years.

We will proceed by schematically highlighting the salient features leading to the rise and crises of neo-liberal regimes and policies and the emergence of diverse “post neo-liberal” regimes in the present period.  We will analyze the nature and performance of the ‘post neo-liberal regimes’ to bring out their strengths and weaknesses in the context of world market conditions, as well  as the emerging political and social contradictions and alternatives.

US Imperial Power and the Rise and Fall of Neoliberal Regimes

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