Archive for the ‘Dilma’ Category

Rousseff bets on mosquito hunt to regain popularity

February 11, 2016
Dilma Rousseff

Dilma Rousseff

President Dilma Rousseff bets on the fight against the Zika virus and the microcephaly epidemic as a vaccine to contain the progress of Operation Car Wash investigations on former president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva. In the opinion of Rousseff aides, the affected image of her predecessor hits the president directly and makes her more vulnerable to the impeachment that although asleep, it has not been buried. She will command the mega-operation scheduled for next Saturday, when 220,000 military officials will take the streets to battle the Aedes aegypti mosquito. (more…)

Oppostion starts to coordinate resignation of lower House speaker

November 23, 2015

The maneuver of Chamber of Deputies speaker Eduardo Cunha (Brazilian Democratic Movement Party, PMDB, of Rio de Janeiro), who prevented last week that the Ethics Council evaluated an opinion requesting his ousting, was a mistake that should precipitate his resignation. The analysis is of an opposition leader who believes that Mr. Cunha has lost political support in Congress with his decision to suspend the council session, also saying that the speaker has less and less support among deputies. The resignation of the PMDB member would be a less traumatic alternative to a potential ousting, according to this parliamentarian. The opposition is about to start working behind the scenes with Mr. Cunha’s allies to persuade him to step down still this year. The resignation is seen by the opposition as a first step to carry out the impeachment of President Dilma Rousseff.    23nov15
Waldemar Jezler

Rousseff and Neves diverge on solutions to get economy back on track

October 6, 2014

The two candidates that will compete for the presidency in the second round don’t converge in their diagnosis of the ills of the economy. For re-election candidate President Dilma Rousseff (Workers’ Party, PT), the main problem that undermined the country’s growth, leading it to the recession, was the rich countries’ economic fragility. She has recently stated that the government did not need to promote a “deep” fiscal adjustment and believed that Brazil is ready for a new development cycle.

To Aécio Neves (Brazilian Social Democracy Party, PSDB) in contrast, the country is condemned to mediocre growth, high inflation and at the brink of a fiscal crisis, unable to move forward in the improvement of economic and social indicators in the medium term, if nothing is done immediately.  (more…)

Brazil offers new credit line as Rousseff pushes positive agenda

June 12, 2013

(Reuters) – Brazil will hand out 17 billion reais ($8 billion) in cheap loans for home appliance purchases, the government said on Wednesday, in a move to bolster Brazilians’ buying power as a lackluster economy and high inflation erode its approval rating. (more…)

Can Brazil Stop Iran?

April 4, 2012

Joe Mortis

BRAZIL, the saying used to go, is the land of the future — and always will be. But when Brazil’s president, Dilma Rousseff, visits the White House next week, she will come as the leader of a country whose future has arrived.

With huge new offshore oil discoveries and foreign investment flooding in, Brazil’s economy, growing twice as fast as America’s, has surpassed Britain’s to become the world’s seventh largest. As a member of the Group of 20 and host of the 2014 World Cup and the 2016 Olympics, Brazil is an emerging global leader.

But there is one area where it has an opportunity to lead and has failed to: preventing the spread of nuclear weapons. Brazil should take the bold step of voluntarily ending its uranium enrichment program and calling on other nations, including Iran, to follow its example. (more…)

Brazil’s Rousseff: Obama Visit Has Strong Symbolic Value

March 19, 2011

BRASILIA (Dow Jones)–The visit of US President Barack Obama to Brazil carries “enormous symbolic value,” Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff said Saturday. (more…)