Executive Intelligence Review
Subscribe to EIR

PRESS RELEASE


Battle for Brazil Escalates as Brazilian VP’s Party Leaves Government Coalition; Russia Weighs In

March 29, 2016 (EIRNS)—The British Empire’s operation (Wall Street included) to bring down the Dilma Rousseff government and unleash chaos in Brazil, took another step forward today, with the vote this afternoon by the national directorate of the Brazilian Democratic Movement Party (PMDB) to pull out of the ruling coalition and order its six ministers to leave the cabinet.

Manic reporting by the Empire’s media that the government is now finished, is part of the operation. Brazil does not have a parliamentary system but a presidential system, so the move does not bring down the government automatically. The PMDB’s cabinet ministers have several weeks before they have to quit—or take a leave of absence from the party, as two or more may do, so as to stay in the government. The vote was taken by acclamation only, to not expose the well-known split inside the party over whether to leave or not.

It does increase the number of Congressional forces on the side of impeachment, adding to the enemy’s aura of "juggernaut," in the run-up to what currently appears to be an April 17th vote in the Chamber of Deputies on whether to impeach or not. If impeachment is voted up, the Senate then holds the trial of the President.

Jaques Wagner, Rousseff’s current Chief of Staff, stated calmly after the vote that the President will meet tonight with the inner core of her government to discuss how to restructure the government, its alliances, and the government’s focus for the next two years and nine months left in her term. He indicated that former Lula da Silva could participate in the meeting (even though his appointment to Wagner’s post is still blocked at the moment by the Supreme Court). "Impeachment without cause is a coup," he reiterated.

Russia made clear its view of this operation, with a statement from Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov to Izvestia warning against "destructive external meddling" in Brazil.

"Russia stands for solving Brazil’s political problems within the framework of the national constitution and without external interference,"

Ryabov said, the BRICS Post reported from Izvestia on March 28.

"We see that Brazil is going through a difficult period in terms of domestic politics. The most important thing for us is that all problems that might arise are solved within the frames of the constitution, without attempts at destructive external meddling."