Leaked Tapes Show Michel Temer’s Henchmen Led Dilma Rousseff Coup in Brazil
By Staff report
Thursday, Sep 1, 2016
|Editorial comment: This article from May 26 tells us - once again - the story that is behind the events that have been threatening for several months and that were finalized yesterday. It has been a sordid story by criminals supported by Washington ever since the beginning. The U.S. is trying to break up the BRICS countries, among them Russia and China of course. So now criminals are at the head of Brazil's government. What next? - SON
|AP Photo/Eraldo Peres|
Recordings released on Monday tell the world what Brazil already knows
in revealing that the political establishment orchestrated a plot to
overthrow the democratically elected leader.
On Monday, Brazilian newspaper Folha de Sao Paulo revealed audio
recordings of a conversation between the country’s planning minister,
Romero Juca, and Sergio Machado, former CEO of state-owned oil company
Petrobras subsidiary Transperto, calling to oust Brazilian President
Dilma Rousseff, as part of a bid to derail an ongoing corruption
investigation under which the two are involved.
The high-ranking Juca serves as the president of the Brazilian
Democratic Movement Party (PMDB), the same political party as interim
leader Michel Temer and other leading impeachment figures, including
deposed lower house leader Eduardo Cunha and senate leader Renan
The impeachment coup Juca immediately stepped down from his government post a few hours
after the recordings were released, but the ever-unraveling threads of
the coup plot threaten to completely dismantle the Temer government.
The impeachment coup
The impeachment proceedings against Rousseff are not a matter of
corruption, but rather for borrowing from the federal savings bank to
preserve social welfare programs facing short-term budgetary shortfalls
caused by an international recession. The effort to impeach was
initially led by Eduardo Cunha, who then served as the leader of
Brazil’s lower legislative chamber.
Brazilians suspect that Cunha, considered the country’s most
corrupt politician, bribed his parliamentary colleagues to advance a
vote in favor of impeachment. The politician was featured in the Panama
Papers and is known to have several dozen Swiss Bank accounts. Days
before the Senate voted on Rousseff’s impeachment, Cunha was forced from
office by a Supreme Court decree for multiple corruption charges.
Cunha was replaced by Waldir Maranhao, who attempted to end the
illegitimate impeachment of Rousseff by annulling the lower house vote
to impeach. Maranhao then rescinded this proclamation, in the face of
threats and a challenge by Brazilian Senate leader Renan Calheiros, who
insisted the impeachment would proceed.
Two days later, the Brazilian Senate voted 55 to 22 in favor of an
impeachment trial for Rousseff, triggering a 180-day suspension from
office for the popular Brazilian president. Michel Temer assumed control
of the government one day later, pending the outcome of the impeachment
trial. If 2/3 of the Brazilian Senate (54 members) vote to impeach,
Rousseff will be permanently barred from office.
With the latest revelation appearing to confirm that the
impeachment effort against Dilma Rousseff is an illegitimate coup,
Brazilians are in an uproar against Temer’s PMDB government, labeling
him “Golpista” (leader of a coup).
On Wednesday, Loud & Clear’s Brian Becker sat down with Dr.
Francisco Dominguez, head of the Centre for Brazilian and Latin American
Studies at Middlesex University, to discuss the fallout of the coup,
exposed just months before the country hosts the world for the Summer
Who is Romero Juca and why did he need to step down?
"The leaked recording confirms what everybody knew already--and what the
mainstream media actually deny--that there was plotting among the key
players behind the impeachment of Dilma Rousseff and that the reason why
they were plotting to oust her was to stop the Car Wash/Petrobras
corruption probe," Dominguez said.
"Literally hundreds of the MPs were implicated in the Car Wash
Investigation," explained Dominguez. "The recordings of Juco and a guy
named Machado reveal that people very high up in the political
establishment were behind the impeachment effort to stop the
investigation from moving forward."
"Romero Juca is the president of the PMDB, which is the key party
behind the interim government of Temer, which is to say he is very high
up, so this interim government is already facing a crisis," explained
Dominguez. "The Green Party, a very small party which is part of Temer’s
coalition, has already decided to withdraw from the government. Temer’s
administration is beginning to crumble away because it is so
illegitimate and it is involved in so much corruption that it is
Why did Juco and other establishment figures want to oust Rousseff?
"They decided to impeach her according to the leaked recording because
she wouldn’t stop the investigation that implicates hundreds of them in
the Congress," said Dominguez. "Based on what we know, about 300 of them
are being investigated for corruption in the lower house and in the
senate over 60% of the members are also being investigated for
What about the popular protests in Brazil against Temer?
This is a real big deal, and the corporate media will not report on
this, but there are daily demonstrations with hundreds of thousands of
people, maybe millions of people throughout the country in every single
city," said Dominguez. “There are university occupations, there are
sit-ins, people went to the senate to give a harsh welcome to Temer
calling him 'Golpista' (leader of a coup), shouting 'Out with Temer' and
'Democracy in Brazil,' and so on."
"Literally every single day throughout Brazil this occurs," explained
Dominguez. "The country has exploded into mass social rebellion because
what has been done is so scandalous."
The professor predicted that the largest protests have yet to occur, and
could completely destabilize the country. Source: Sputnik
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