Dilma Rousseff

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When a government becomes irrelevant, politics becomes irrelevant. It opens a space for patriotic saviors to come through, for politics that just uses symbols and political marketing, and has a strategy based on post-truth.feedback
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May 02 2017
Dilma Rousseff has been quoted 66 times. The one recent article where Dilma Rousseff has been quoted is Brazil’s ex-president fears the rise of a Brazilian Trump. Most recently, Dilma Rousseff was quoted as having said, “There's no correct side in history that isn't the democratic side.”.
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My presence (in the Senate) clearly shows that there is a democratic breakout in Brazil and that's important for all Brazilians, for the entire world, to prevent this from happening again.feedback

I don't have any problem asking what the people want. In any case, the only way that a president's mandate should be interrupted is via a plebiscite.feedback

What we have today in Brazil is (on the one hand) a temporary government, an interim government, and (on the other) a president elected by 54 million people. (It's) therefore an interim government and an illegitimate government from the voters' point of view. We will fight to come back.feedback

I may have committed errors, but I have not committed crimes.feedback

There is nothing hanging over me, no suspicion of diverting public money. I don't have a foreign account nor did I hide the existence of any personal goods from public knowledge.feedback

It's not official and I do not know the consequences, so let's be cautious.feedback

I found out now, in the same way that you all found out, it came up on everyone's mobile phones here. I do not know what the consequences will be. Please be cautious, we are living in a web of tricks.feedback

I would appeal to the democracy clause if there were, from now on, a rupture of what I consider democratic process.feedback

They've taken an attitude with me that they wouldn't take with a man. I profoundly lament the level of prejudice against women.feedback

Today more than anything I feel wronged – wronged because this process doesn't have any legal basis.feedback

While I am very saddened by this, I have the force, the spirit and the courage to fight this whole process to the end. This is just the beginning of the battle, which will be long and drawn out.feedback

We are facing the threat of a coup d'état, a coup without guns that uses more destructive methods like fraud and lies to try to destroy a legitimately elected government.feedback

If there was any doubt about the coup, the farce and the betrayal that is underway, there is no more. If there was any doubt about my denunciation that there is a coup d'etat under way, there cannot be anymore (...) Yesterday it was clear that there are two leaders of the coup that are acting together and in a premeditated way.feedback

They now are conspiring openly, in the light of day, to destabilize a legitimately elected president.feedback

My entire government is engaged in dealing with this emergency. There will be no shortage of resources so we can reverse this Zika epidemic in the quickest and most adequate way possible.feedback

Convulsing Brazilian society with lies, with reprehensible practices violates constitutional rights and as well as the rights of citizens.feedback

Today, Brazil is facing economic and political hardship. At this moment I cannot and I will not do without anyone. On this occasion we must stay together for Brazil, myself, Lula, our political base, our social base and even the opposition, which also wants the best for this country.feedback

No one has the right to ask for the resignation of a legitimately elected president without showing proof that I violated the Constitution to warrant my impeachment.feedback

We welcome this deal with Samarco, as part of the process of repairing the damage to the population – which is what it is first and foremost (of importance) – as well as an environmental project and (the process) of helping the River Doce recover.feedback

We want to build new life on the rubble of an unprecedented tragedy.feedback

For our children to be healthy, the Zika mosquito cannot be born.feedback

We're losing the battle against the mosquito. As long as the mosquito keeps reproducing, each and every one of us is losing the battle against the mosquito. So we have to mobilise so we do not lose this battle.feedback

As long as we don't have a vaccine against Zika virus, the war must be focused on exterminating the mosquito's breeding areas.feedback

While we do not have a vaccine against the Zika virus, the war must be concentrated on the elimination of breeding grounds for the mosquito. Getting rid of Zika is the responsibility of all of us.feedback

All the decisions made by my government were under the principle of responsibility of the public body. Because of that, the impeachment process against me has no basis. I will defend my mandate with every constitutional instrument included in our democratic state.feedback

I don't see any impact that could have on Olympic projects. I don't have anything showing that it could have an impact.feedback

I promised (Rio 2016) President Nuzman and our objective is to integrate ourselves more deeply. We have to show off the country through the organisation of the Games, through the security.feedback

On the 13th of February, we're going to involve 220,000 members of the armed forces, as well as state health workers, community health workers and epidemiologists.feedback

All of us here are in complete agreement with this demand by the people, and have a clear determination to take measures that intensify the fight against corruption.feedback

Stiffer penalties will be applied to this heinous crime. This measure is part of a zero tolerance policy towards violence against Brazilian women.feedback

Brazil has learnt to practice social justice in favour of the poorest, as well as apply the harsh hand of justice against the corrupt. This is what has been happening in the vast and rigorous investigation of the regrettable episodes concerning Petrobras… You have every right to get irritated and be worried, but I ask for patience and understanding because this situation is transitory.feedback

I assume, here, in front of you, my commitment to usher in a new historic process of social change in Brazil. Yes, we will make adjustments to the economy, but without revoking rights acquired or betraying our social commitments.feedback

This is a moment that marks a change in civilisation, showing that it is possible to re-establish relations that were interrupted many years ago.feedback

You cannot treat a president in this manner three days before the election. Why has this not appeared before? What is this about? My indignation is proportional to the injustice they are committing, the political use they are making of this.feedback

Who wants to diminish the role of public banks? That idea only interests those who have a very narrow vision of the reality of Brazil, or those who want to develop a private sector that has no interest in financing social programmes.feedback

I never obstructed the investigation into corruption at Petrobras. I never blocked the authorities from investigating, from looking into and verifying what was happening.feedback

There are people who claim the resources for the World Cup should have been directed to healthcare and education. I hear and respect those opinions, but I don't agree with them. It is a false dilemma.feedback

The player Dani Alves gave a daring and strong response to racism in sport.feedback

Brazil believes that the governing of the internet should be multi-sector, democratic and transparent. We consider the multilateral model to be the best way to govern it.feedback

I believe this is a policy that if we adopt in a concrete way – and Brazil will make every effort in this direction – we will be giving a major contribution to sustainable and safe relations between our countries.feedback

The streets are telling us that the country wants quality public services. They want efficient mechanisms to fight corruption and to ensure the good use of public funds.feedback

Fellow Brazilians, we need to breathe new life into our political system, find ways to make our institutions more transparent, more resistant to misdeeds and above all more be open to influence from society. It is the citizens and not the economic power that should be heard first.feedback

The Brazilian government has not always agreed with his politics, but today we recognize that Chavez was a great leader.feedback

What is very relevant is the fact that in Brazil there are a great number of European companies that help to sustain growth in our country and that create jobs.feedback

Brazil deserves the truth, the new generations deserve the truth and, above all, those who lost friends and relatives deserve the truth and the facts.feedback

I suggest a minute of silence in order that we can all show our homage to those small Brazilians that were removed from life so early.feedback

The president of the republic must deal with the real and concrete lives of the people and not with number and abstract entities that don't have to do with the daily life nor experiences each Brazilian lives through.feedback

In general this idea that as a politician you can be self-sufficient and do everything alone, it's not very compatible with modesty, is it?feedback

I am an economist and I've learned that the economy can't only move numbers, but it must also improve people's lives.feedback

This finding by Petrobras alone, is between four and eight billion barrels. So taking the average of around six billion barrels that would mean this discovery is almost 40% of everything that has been discovered up till now in Brazil.feedback

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