Breaking almost three years of silence from her official Twitter account, Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff today sent a series of tweets joking with a famous parody account and defending Brazil’s economy.
President Dilma Rousseff has staked her bid to reverse a plunge in the polls on a plan to bring direct democracy to Brazil. It doesn’t fully address the demands of the biggest street demonstrations in two decades, according to one protest leader, or the top voter concerns in polls.
Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff suffered the loss of one of her closest advisers when Cabinet chief Antonio Palocci resigned after battling the opposition for weeks against corruption charges that weakened the five-month- old government.
As many as 20,000 Brazilians are expected to march in Sao Paulo today in what organizers vow will be the biggest yet in a wave of protests to rock Latin America’s largest economy in little more than a week.
Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff’s crackdown on corruption will likely appeal to middle-class voters who are growing in political importance. It also risks undercutting the fiscal discipline needed to cool inflation by disrupting her coalition.
Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff seemed to signal that she would be less accommodating to dictators than her predecessor when she criticized Iran’s human rights record even before taking office in January.
Fresh allegations that former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva was part of a cash-for-votes scandal have dealt another blow to the popular leader, diminishing the odds of him running for office again.