That [rolling back the reforms of the past thirteen years under the WP], in the end, is what the coup was about: not eliminating corruption (which is how it’s been covered here in the United States) but changing the class content of the policies of the Brazilian government.Ownership class "soft coup" against the 54 million people that elected Dilma Rouseff. See Here’s why some people think Brazil is in the middle of a ‘soft coup’ by Héctor Perla, Jr. Assistant Professor of Latin American and Latino Studies at the University of California at Santa Cruz, at The Washington Post – Monkey Cage. Right-wing "soft coups" have a history in Latin America. It's a political tool that most Americans are not familiar with and easily duped by US media propaganda to the contrary.
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