Today, on the 16th August 2015, President Dilma Rousseff and her sponsor, the ex-President Lula da
Silva, will have to endure an exhaustive and tense outcry from protesters all over Brazil, pushing for her impeachment.
Nourished by anger over a spate of corruption scandals that have been ravaging the country in recent years - most of them brought to the spot during the actual ruling leftist party (PT - Workers Part) - demonstrators will chant “Out with Dilma” as well as “Out with PT”, her party, which several and important members - and President’s friends - are involved.
Perhaps, the biggest scandal in the Brazilian contemporary history is the multimillion-dollar kickback scheme at the state-run oil company Petrobras where lots of politicians and the main administrators of the biggest construction companies have some links with. As for the investigators and the public prosecutor, most of all accused by Justice, have some association with PT.
Most of the politicians accused in the investigation belong to Rousseff's Workers Party and its allies and so, the protesters promise to take to the streets to chant how indignant they are with all this. Apart from it, Brazil has been sinking in a deep recession, but according to Dilma, all this situation is reflex of the old administration of his rival, ex-President Fernando Henrique Cardoso, who ruled the country from 1995 to 2003. These comments also infuriated even more all the protesters, because she doesn’t mention that from 2004 to the date, it’s PT that has been governing Brazil.
In my point of view PT has no condition of ruling a country which is going straight to face a fierce financial crisis. All speeches from Lula and Dilma do not match up with the actual scenario. Or both of them pretend are blind or they pretend that people are fool and, I believe, it’s in that latter they are betting they will get out of this demonstration tomorrow without any harm.
Let’s wait and see what will happen to Brazil.