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A COUP BY ANY OTHER NAME...by Jesus Rojas

posted 16 May 2016, 20:36 by Gerry Kangalee
The onslaught of the imperial right-wing against progressive governments in Latin America has intensified following the death of our commander Hugo Chavez. Greedy empire has launched all its batteries to destroy democratic processes and resources and focused its destructive agenda against the people instead of large transnational capital or its oligarchies.

The president of Ecuador, Rafael Correa, who has also experienced the ravages of conspiracies, one of which almost cost him his life, said that we were not in a time of change, but, a change of time. But the empire does not rest and even though I expected to see it changing its tone, especially after the arrival of Barack Hussein Obama to power, it didn’t happen. Instead, President Obama devoted himself to dispel any hopes connected with his election.

Far from improving relations with the continent, Obama has been creating chaos in regional politics, for his government has finely tuned strategies of a diversified war, in some cases of "low intensity", but in cases like Venezuela the intensity has been of high impact. A total war against the government of president Nicolas Maduro has entered its toughest phase, only a notch below a frontal military attack.

The new Condor Plan (Correa calls it) is the process unleashed which is intended to oust the legitimate leaders of the people, in particular, Dilma Rousseff. Slander and legal farces have led to Rousseff's suspension whilst an investigation is conducted against her.

The impeachment case that was filed against President Dilma Rousseff of Brazil was criticized by the country's attorney general who sees the case as unconstitutional and politically motivated. Jose Eduardo Cardoso said that the law only allows impeachment under a very limited circumstance. He added that the president hadn't committed any serious crime for her to be under the clause of impeachment.

Dilma Rousseff has demonstrated, by example and her humanist vocation, to be a guarantor for democracy and social justice for the Brazilian people and the people of united Latin America. The imperialist-supported parliamentary coup seeks to overthrow popular sovereignty illegally, which jeopardises Brazil's constitution and democracy.

The legitimate president, Dilma Rousseff, the first woman elected as head of state in Brazil, is facing an onslaught motivated by revenge of those factios that lost the elections and they are unable to reach political power by other means than through force. The moral heritage, and dignity and fighting capacity of President Dilma Rousseff is undeniable. The Coup in development has been forged from the very moment of the election of President Dilma Rousseff, through the implementation of actions such as sabotage, disinformation, and lies, even to the extent of trying to prevent the realization in Brazil of sporting events of great global significance, with the aim of discrediting the government and its authorities.

There is no doubt that all these actions are part of the oligarchic and imperial onslaught against progressive popular processes and of left-wing with the sole purpose of re-imposing neoliberal models of social exclusion and spoliation of our natural wealth that brought poverty and backwardness for our towns and thus end the democratizing models.

The process of Coup in Brazil aims to replace popular sovereignty and ignores the legitimate will of its people. And the call is to the people of the world to remain vigilant and ready to defend democracy, President Dilma Rousseff and the processes of unity and integration among our countries.
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