A soft coup

Print edition : September 30, 2016

Dilma Rousseff after the Brazilian Senate confirmed her impeachment by a 61 to 20 vote in Brasilia on August 31. Photo: Lula Marques/Bloomberg

Supporters of Dilma Rousseff protesting against her impeachment, in Sao Paulo, Brazil's largest city, on September 4. Photo: Miguel SCHINCARIOL/AFP

Michel Temer being sworn in as interim President. Photo: Igo Estrela/Getty Images

Right-wing opposition forces have succeeded in ousting President Dilma Rousseff on dubious grounds and are in the process of making changes in the country’s domestic and foreign policies.
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