Brazilian President Impeached

Impeachment en Brasil de Dilma.

Many people are wondering what’s going on with the Brazilian political scene. If you’re one of them, we can help you clear this up right now. Learn all about the Brazilian President Impeached with this Dica.

Brazilian President Impeached

The Brazilian political consciousness was resuscitated with the 20 cents movement in 2013, to which some important figures, Including Arnold Schwazenegger, and Mark Zuckerberg among others offered their support, both on Twitter and using the hashtag #changebrazil. An outcome of this awakening, which was supposedly about the prices of public transportation in the country was that public awareness increased rapidly and snowballed into a political bomb that has literally landed right in the government’s lap (and we’re not exaggerating).

So, this has been the background for everything that is taking place since the masses stirred from their political unconsciousness. The government at this point had the power and the legitimacy to make some huge changes for the country, with popular opinion on it’s side.

Impeachment of President Dilma Rousseff

Then, in the climax of this scenario the former president Dilma Rousseff gave a mournful speech on TV. She blamed the climate pattern of  El Niño as being responsible for different problems in Brazil and agreed not to raise energy bills for Brazilians. Some even said what was happening was the Primavera Brasileira (Brazilian Spring), and not in climatic terms!

Then things started getting complicated, with some individuals raging against a multitude of things and getting out of control, set buses on fire. Nobody knew for sure what it was they wanted.

The people were divided into two sides. The ones who are now considered left-wing, including unexpected friendships between anarchists, leftists, communists, socialists, and political supporters. The other half has turned into an ultra-traditional conservative group that defends ideas like the possession of firearms and death penalty.

As an outcome, half of the population wanted the Brazilian president impeached and the other half was supporting Dilma.

With a political motion filed in the Brazilian constitution and accepted by the House of Representatives, which was presided by Eduardo Cunha, Dilma was impeached. With the Brazilian President Impeached, some dishonest politicians thought they could manipulate the justice system.

Although the impeachment is within the Brazilian constitution, and the opposition kind of had a legal base to impeach Dilma Rousseff, it was clear for many that there was not a sense of justice but instead a political alliance to stop Operation Car Wash, Dilma Rousseff’s government and particularly her questionable economic policies which have led the country into a monstrous economic crisis. This was completely different from the previous Brazilian president impeached, Collor de Melo, who had total disapproval of the population, Dilma still has many believers specially due to ex-president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva.

So, summing up, Brazil is now in a tight corner and has to be really careful choosing the next President, since 2018 is an election year. Let’s hope for the best!

See you next Dica!

Vocabulary

[one_half]Cenário político
Impeachment
Consciência política
Revolta dos 20 centavos
Conscientização do povo
Plano de fundo
Governo
Opinião pública
Ex-presidente
Pronunciamento
Elevar taxas
Primavera Brasileira
Atear fogo
Porte de armas
Pena de morte
Manobra política
Constituição
Sistema jurídico
Base legal
Crise econômica
Sinuca de bico[/one_half][one_half_last]Political scene
Impeachment
Political consciousness
20 cents movement
Public awareness
Background
Government
Popular opinion
Former president
Speech
Raise bills/taxes
Brazilian Spring
To set fire

Possession of firearms
Death penalty
Political motion
Constitution
Justice system
Legal base
Economic crisis
Tight corner[/one_half_last]

Ler esta Dica em Português           width=
Click in the links below to see more related Dicas
Operation Car Wash

Brazil political system
Means of Transportation in Portuguese
Brazil Dictatorship

This post is also available in: English Português (Portuguese) Español (Spanish)

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Search for Portuguese Dicas

Tell us which Portuguese lesson you would like to learn

 

Generic selectors
Exact matches only
Search in title
Search in content
Post Type Selectors

Suscribe to A Dica do Dia.

Get free Portuguese lessons. Subscribe to A Dica do Dia and get short, daily lessons in Portuguese completely free.

EXCELLENT rating
Based on 321 reviews
I’ve just started online classes with Prof. Ana Carolina & she is the absolute best! It’s my first time learning Portuguese and I was speaking full sentences in the first class. Obrigada!
Katie Andrews
Katie Andrews
2023-12-14
Small classes, diverse accents, and engaging professors make Rio & Learn Online a fantastic choice! I've been thrilled with my experience at Rio & Learn Online so far. The small class sizes (around 1-3 others students) allow for personalized attention and plenty of opportunities to practice speaking. What's more, having different professors throughout the program exposes you to various accents, preparing you for real-world interactions. I opted for the full-time program, which involves 2 hours of daily learning from Monday to Friday. After just over 12 weeks, I can confidently say my Portuguese has improved dramatically. The professors are incredibly engaging and encourage students to utilize real-life examples, solidifying the learning process. While I'm only halfway through the program, I'm confident in recommending Rio & Learn Online to anyone seeking to learn Portuguese in a supportive and effective environment. I've gone from being a complete beginner (only knowing hi and bye) to holding conversations - and I'm excited to see how much further I can progress! I'll be back with another review after completing the program, but for now: Rio & Learn Online - highly recommended!
Mona Hinamanu
Mona Hinamanu
2023-12-12
I have been taking Portuguese classes with Rio and Learn for a few months. I appreciate their methodology. It is enjoyable and I am challenged and improving every day!
Bryan Beaver
Bryan Beaver
2023-12-12
My teachers Lucas, Ana Paula and Paulo were all excellent as well as very friendly and funny. It was a really enjoyable experience and I met loads of interesting new people.
David Smith
David Smith
2023-12-11
Rio & Learn e um novo jeito de ensinar a lingua portuguesa. Puro prazer e muito eficiente. Quanto mais alunos na aula mais vida. Eu aconselho voces escolher as aulas grupais por porque sao interativas: rir, falar, argumentar, compartir uma lingua!
Dominique Jacquin
Dominique Jacquin
2023-12-06
Après 3 semaines que je suis dans cette école et je peux déjà parler portugais. Certe avec des erreurs mais j'ai fait des progrès fulgurant. En plus, du Lundi au Vendredi l'ecole propose des activitées qu'il appelle "Rio Live" ce qui permet de visiter en même temps Rio tout en parlant Portugais et de rencontrer des gens😃 Toute l'équipe est genial et est prêts à aider si besoin 😁
YOAN REMIA
YOAN REMIA
2023-12-05
I've been taking the group online courses with Rio&Learn for 2 months. They offer a fantastic way to learn Portuguese and get speaking practice if you don't live in Brazil. The teachers are engaging and are able to adjust their level of Portuguese to whatever level you are at. Obrigado!
Jake H
Jake H
2023-12-04
C'est vraiment fantastique...RioAndLearn. Les cours de portugais...ça vaut vraiment la peine. Les cours ont lieu du lundi au vendredi, (de 9h à 13h) et en après midi, ce sont des activités libres en groupe. (Soccer de plage, volleyball , excursions, visites des lieux touristiques, etc) Vendredi soir, on est allé à Lapa, un quartier nocturne de Rio. C'est quelque chose à voir! Des rues bondées de monde, des orchestres, des discothèques...Allô les décibels! L'apprentissage du portugais se fait en immersion, aussi bien en salle de classe que dans les activités extérieures organisées par Rio&Learn. On est plongé dans la langue portugaise et la culture Brésilienne.... Obligé de parler portugais....🫡 Je le recommande. Pierre Pedro, Montréal, Canada
M54 “M5454” 54
M54 “M5454” 54
2023-12-03