Sunday, June 05, 2016

The US gives tacit support to the right-wing coup in Brazil

"After taking over the democratically elected government, this right-wing coup regime promptly created a business elite-linked all-white, all-male cabinet for the first time since 1979, in a country where more than half of the population identifies as of African origin." "Meanwhile, the U.S. has remained silent, essentially giving tacit support to the coup. Reporters have asked the State Department about Brazil and it has persistently refused to comment. Every time it has been asked (which has not been much), the State Department has refused to say anything, other than, “I’m not going to speak to internal Brazilian politics” (ask it to speak about internal Russian, Syrian or Iranian politics, though, and it has no problem doing so)." (thanks Amir)