Preceding the 2016 presidential election in the United States pollsters worldwide comfortably sat back after declaring that the country, without a doubt, would be seeing its first Madame President. Much of the strength in these predictions came from a firm belief that (now) President-Elect Donald J. Trump’s anti-immigrant rhetoric would motivate Latino voters, especially in the important swing-state of Florida, to mobilize behind the Democratic party and Hillary Clinton.
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“Conceptually, we may call truth what we cannot change; metaphorically, it is the ground on which we stand and the sky that stretches above us.”
— Hannah Arendt, “Truth and Politics”
Mariela Castro Espin, the daughter of Cuban president Raul Castro and the late former president Fidel Castro, has been creating her own revolution.
“The Cuban Communist party is the only legitimate heir of the legacy and authority of the commander in chief of the Cuban Revolution, comrade Fidel Castro,” read signs at the memorial on Monday for Cuba’s ex-president, who passed away on Friday. Havana’s Revolution Square, watched over by the towering likenesses of war heroes Camilo Cienfuegos and José Martí, was filled earlier this week with thousands of Cubans waiting in long, winding lines to pay tribute at the memorial.
De uma forma bastante resumida podemos dizer que a crise política do Brasil teve início com as manifestações de junho de 2013 e culmina com a deposição da Presidenta Dilma Rousseff em agosto de 2016.
Em relação ao impeachment, não é a primeira vez na história da democracia brasileira que passamos por um processo dessa natureza. Esse tipo de intervenção está previsto na nossa Constituição e, por si só, não representa uma interrupção institucional na nossa democracia.