[News] Statement of Revolutionary Government of the Republic of Cuba on the Impeachment of Dilma Rousseff
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Statement of Revolutionary Government of the Republic of Cuba on the
Impeachment of Dilma Rousseff
/Havana, August 31, 2016./
The Revolutionary Government of the Republic of Cuba strongly rejects
the parliamentary and judicial coup d’état perpetrated against President
The Government’s estrangement from the President, without presenting any
evidence of corruption or crimes of responsibility against her, as well
as from the Workers’ Party (PT) and other left-wing allied political
forces, is an act of defiance against the sovereign will of the people
who voted for her.
The governments headed by Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva and Dilma Rousseff
implemented a socio-economic model that made it possible for Brazil to
take a step forward in areas such as production growth with social
inclusion, the creation of jobs, the fight against poverty, the
eradication of extreme poverty among more than 35 million Brazilians who
used to live in inhumane conditions and income increase for another 40
million; the expansion of opportunities in the areas of education and
health for the people, including those sectors who had been previously
marginalized.çDuring this period, Brazil has been an active promoter of
Latin American and Caribbean integration. The defeat of the Free Trade
Agreement of the Americas (FTAA), the celebration of the Latin American
and Caribbean Summit on Integration and Development (CALC) which led to
the creation of CELAC and foundation of UNASUR are transcendental events
in the recent history of the region which show the leading role played
by that country.
Likewise, Brazil’s approach to the Third World nations, particularly
Africa; its active membership in the BRICS Group (made up by Brazil,
Russia, India, China and South Africa); and its performance at the
United Nations Organization, the Food and Agriculture Organization of
the United Nations (FAO); and the World Trade Organization, among
others, are an acknowledgement of its international leadership.
Equally praiseworthy has been Brazil’s performance under the Workers’
Party governments in crucial international issues for the defense of
peace, development, the environment and the programs against hunger.
The efforts made by Lula and Dilma to reform the political system and
organize the funding of parties and their campaigns as well as in
support of the investigations started against corruption and the
independence of the institutions responsible for such investigations are
too well known.
The forces that are currently exercising power have announced the
privatization of deep water oil reserves and social programs
curtailments. Likewise, they are proclaiming a foreign policy focused on
the relations with the big international centers of power. Quite a few
among those who are impeaching the President are currently under
investigation for acts of corruption.
What happened in Brazil is another expression of the offensive of
imperialism and the oligarchy against the revolutionary and progressive
governments of Latin America and the Caribbean which threatens peace and
stability of nations and is contrary to the spirit and the letter of the
Proclamation of Latin America and the Caribbean as a Zone of Peace,
signed at the Second CELAC Summit in January, 2014, in Havana by the
Heads of State and Government of the region.
Cuba reiterates its solidarity with President Dilma and comrade Lula as
well as with the Worker’s Party, and is confident that the Brazilian
people will defend the social achievements that have been attained and
will resolutely oppose the neoliberal policies that others may try to
impose on them and the plundering of its natural resources.
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