Brazilian president tells about his predecessor’s removal

Brazilian President Michel Temer said in his interview, that his predecessor, Dilma Rousseff, fell from power as the result of political intrigue by the Supreme Court, according to the TeleSUR TV-Channel on May 16.

In his interview to the Bandeirantes TV-Channel on the first anniversary of his inauguration, President Temer, who came to power through a parliamentary coup, said that Supreme Court played a key role in the situation, despite the fact that it was supposed to act as a Constitution guarantor. All arguments for removing the legitimate president of the country were based only on one reason: she committed a crime using an “additional loan”, that is she transferred financial resources from one item of the budget to another. Additionally, she “delayed” loans to the [Central] Bank of Brazil in order to honor her financial duties before the farmers. There is no law specifying the term for approving loans to the [Central] Bank of Brazil.

President Dilma Rousseff, elected by 54 million Brazilian citizens, was removed from office through a vote in the Parliament on May 12, 2016. These days mark a year from the moment, when Mishel Temer became the Brazilian president as the result of the parliamentary coup.

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A rally in Venezuela resulted in a fight with police

The Venezuelan Observatory of Social Conflict (Spanish: Observatorio Venezolano de Conflictividad Social, OVCS), a non-governmental organization, reported over 945 protests that took place from the beginning of April up until May 9 in Venezuela. According to the organization, the protests left 44 people killed, and about a thousand more were injured.

However, among those killed and injured in the disorders, there are many National Guardsmen or supporters of the legitimate government, a fact non-governmental organizations often “forget” to mention. For example, on April 20 in Caracas, supporters of the legitimate President were thrown down into a channel, and they were assaulted with stones. In response to the rebels’ lawlessness, millions of people have rallied to support the Revolution and the government, but this is hardly ever discussed beyond Venezuela.

It is also noteworthy that all of the major news agencies have been covering the situation in Venezuela from the same point of view: the dictator Maduro violently disperses peaceful protests of reasonably indignant people. Nobody cares that there are many policemen among the victims, and that many have been killed by “unidentified snipers”. It is also ignored that protesters throw Molotov cocktails on the police; otherwise, the opposition would not look as peaceful as it is presented by global media. This is exactly the same scenario of information warfare against the active government as we observed in Libya, Syria, and Ukraine.

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DPR: Ukrainian side continues to shell and conduct provocations

According to the local residents, the Ukrainian army opened fire on the suburbs of Gorlovka, in the area of Zaytsevo, Zhovanaka, Shirokaya Balka, and Zheleznaya Balka, with tanks, mortars, anti-aircraft guns, and heavy machine guns.

Trench combat of variable intensity was underway in Avdeevka industrial zone. The situation remains tense on the Mariupol part of the front and near Dokuchaevsk.

There is no information on the destructions and victims among the civilians.

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