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Veteran correspondent and regular LAB contributor Jan Rocha writes about life in São Paulo and Brazil
The PT (Workers' Party) fared very badly in the recent municipal elections and is unlikely to recover before 2018. The political system is entering a new era, but no one knows where it will lead.
Anti-Temer protests are spreading like wildfire as the new government is forced to make U turn after U turn
Interim President Michel Temer has chosen a white, male cabinet which ignores all the social advances of the last 14 years
The senate votes to proceed with Impeachment and suspend Dilma. Some of Temer's cabinet choices have provoked indignation, even horror.
Dilma's government has done all too little to protect the environment and indigenous areas. Temer's could be much worse.

Checkmate for Cunha?

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Eduardo Cunha, who just a few days ago seemed untouchable, despite being strongly linked wth corruption, has been removed from office by Brazil's Supreme Court. Many Brazilian celebrated the decision.
As the impeachment of President Dilma Rousseff moves inexorably closer, Brazil watches and waits. It is like seeing a play that both fascinates and repels.
The impeachment of Dilma looks almost certain. But the forces likely to be unleashed are hard to predict and harder to control.
So, the Chamber of Deputies has voted to proceed with the impeachment of the President. What next?

Brazil’s Cheshire Cat

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The Chamber of Deputies will almost certainly vote to impeach President Dilma Rousseff on Sunday 17 April. But, remarkably, former President Lula from the same PT party is still the most popular politician in the country

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