To Impeach or Not to Impeach Dilma Rousseff

April 15, 2016

Dilma Rousseff may be facing impeachment, but the Brazilian president still has her share of friends. You can see them at her political events, where members of the ruling Workers’ Party gather to show their support. Her fans sometimes wear T-shirts printed with a famous photo that shows Rousseff on trial by a military court 46 years ago. At age 22, she looks assured and calmly defiant, while her judges — representatives of the military dictatorship then ruling the country — cover their faces with their hands. At the time the picture was taken, in 1970, Rousseff had already been subjected to torture. She was subsequently imprisoned on subversion charges for almost three years.

 

 

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