The Brazilian coup that ousted elected Workers' Party President Dilma Rousseff was a brazen ploy to implement a right-wing economic plan based on austerity, privatization and deregulation. The events unfolding in Brazil today are consistent with the stated intentions of the coup leaders -- tacitly approved by the US.…The soft coup that removed Dilma was reminiscent of the military coup that removed João Goulart in 1962 under the aegis of the United States.
In Who Rules the World, Noam Chomsky explains that in 1962, President John F. Kennedy made the policy decision to transform the militaries of Latin America from defending against external forces to "internal security" or, as Chomsky puts it, "war against the domestic population, if they raised their heads." ...
The evidence that the US cooperated in the coup that removed Goulart from power is solid.... President Lyndon B. Johnson gave Under Secretary of State George Ball and Assistant Secretary for Latin America Thomas Mann the green light to participate in the coup: "I think we ought to take every step that we can, be prepared to do everything that we need to do."The coup against Dilma was a soft coup engineered by the opposition.
How do we know that the maneuverings that removed Dilma Rousseff from power were a coup dressed in the disguise of parliamentary democracy? Because the coup leaders have told us so. Twice now....Truthout
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