Dilma Roussef in a 2014 photo celebrating the electoral results that decreed her re-election as president. On 31 August 2016 she was removed from office following impeachment procedures.
Dilma Roussef in a 2014 photo celebrating the electoral results that decreed her re-election as president. On 31 August 2016 she was removed from office following impeachment procedures.

From Porto Alegre, in an exclusive Eastwest interview, Dilma Rousseff provides first-hand insight into what she claims was an outright parliamentary coup.


READ MORE: Is TV on the way out?


On 30 August 2016, Senator Flexa Ribeiro, a member of the opposition conservative party Brazilian Social Democracy Party (PSDB), ended his address by quoting the song “Apesar de você” by Chico Buarque, an anthem of defiance against dictatorships. The senator employed the song as a political and personal provocation against Dilma Rousseff, who is friends with Buarque. “Dilma, tomorrow will be another day, in spite of you!”, the senator shouted.

To keep reading, purchase the pdf file of this issue
To subscribe to the magazine please access our subscription page here