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From uprising to coup: Narratives clash over Brazil's political unrest.

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It's finally coming out in the North, what's really happening. It's a power grab. It's an attempt to take power back, by the elites, who lost a small amount of the privilege in the last 13 years, and they're pissed off about it.

Live from São Paulo, Brian Mier explains how the narrative of a "people's uprising" against Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff is crumbling to reveal the reality of the situation - a coup engineered by international business interests, the rightwing of the judiciary and the country's economic and media elites bent on privatization of state resources - and why Dilma's recent neoliberal concessions have many on Brazil's left rallying to save the democtratic process itself, not the president.

Brian sent us the the Brasilwire piece Overthrowing Dilma Rousseff: It’s Class War, and Their Class is Winning and A Coup is in the Air: The Plot to Unsettle Rousseff, Lula and Brazil from The Wire to explain what's really happening in Brazil.

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Brian Mier is an editor at Brasil Wire and a freelance writer and producer.

 

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