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6 Sep 2016

International Trade Union Confederation (Belgium)

Brazil: Intl. Trade Union Confederation alleges the impeachment of President Dilma Rousseff will benefit companies at expense of rights & democracy



“Brazil: Deposing of President Dilma Rousseff Will Unleash Wave of Corporate Greed-The international trade union movement is warning that a wave of corporate greed will be unleashed in Brazil following the impeachment of President Dilma Rousseff by a corruption-riddled Congress.”, 1 September 2016

The all-male, all-white cabinet, headed by...former Vice-president Michel Temer, had already been drawing up plans for massive budget cuts immediately after taking...power when Dilma was suspended pending the result of the Senate impeachment hearings. Fifteen of the initial 24 cabinet ministers, including Temer..., face corruption allegations or criminal charges. Whilst in office, Dilma refused to hobble ongoing corruption investigations...Sharan Burrow, ITUC General Secretary, said: “Brazil’s richest family used their dominant Globo media empire to help destabilise the government, and now other corporations from home and abroad are looking to cash in on an expected fire-sale of state assets, weakened labour protections and a government that is already putting the interests of global business ahead of its own citizens’ jobs and livelihoods. It was no surprise to see the American Chamber of Commerce in the media talking up the Temer government within an hour of President Dilma being deposed, in keeping with their global campaign for corporate expansion and profit at the expense of democracy and rights.”...