Sunday, 23 June 2013

WHO WILL GAIN IF BRAZIL's PRESIDENT DILMA AND WORKERS PARTY ARE OVERTHROWN?

James Stuart

Brazil's middle-classes take to the streets, spurred on by the right-wing media of the rich, in a push to bring down the Workers Party. So, who stands to gain?

The only parties that can replace the Workers Party are all far to it's right. Neo-liberals and worse. Whatever the protests original motives, which were many, amorphous and conflicting, the movement is now dominated by the right, is pushing for the interests not of the working-class and the poor, who have seen massive increases in living standards under the Workers Party, but of the middle-classes.

Since 2001 Brazil has seen a reduction in poverty comparable in scale and speed only to that of China, with the proportion of the population in extreme poverty falling from 14 per cent to 4.2 per cent. The income of the poorest 20% cent has risen seven times faster than the richest during the same period. All this under the stewardship of the Workers Party government.

So who do you think is going to gain from their downfall?

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