Reaction to Dilma Rousseff interview from Georgetown Professor Erick Langer

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AN ERICK LANGER INTERVIEW 2

In late May, Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff granted an interview with CCTV to discuss the accusations surrounding her upcoming impeachment trial.

The interview took place at the Palacio da Alvorada – the presidential residence – in the country’s capital of Brasilia. While Rousseff has lost her presidential office until the close of the impeachment trial, she’s allowed to remain in the presidential palace and keep her employees.

CCTV Correspondent Paulo Cabral conducted the interview with the Brazilian president.

“Americas Now” anchor Elaine Reyes is joined in the studio with Professor Erick Langer to discuss the interview. Langer is the former Director of The Center for Latin American Studies at Georgetown University in Washington.

Dilma Rousseff entered office in 2011 as Brazil’s first female president riding a wave of prosperity. At the time, economists predicted Brazil was on track to have the world’s fifth largest economy by the time it played host to the Summer Olympics in 2016.   Today, with those Olympic Games just weeks away, Dilma Rousseff has been ousted from the presidential office and awaits a trial for her impeachment.

Where did it all go wrong? The bulk of the blame can be put on a bribery scandal involving the state-run oil company Petrobras. It’s been called the biggest corruption scandal in Brazil’s history. Hundreds of millions of dollars allegedly diverted from the oil company and put into the accounts of Brazilian politicians and business leaders. Dilma Rousseff was never directly implicated in the corruption scandal. She denies any wrongdoing and insists she is the victim of a political coup.

Check out Elaine’s interview with Georgetown University Professor Erick Langer, here.

Reaction to Dilma Rousseff interview from Georgetown University Professor Erick Langer

Reaction to Dilma Rousseff interview from Georgetown University Professor Erick Langer

In late May, Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff granted an interview with CCTV to discuss the accusations surrounding her upcoming impeachment trial. The interview took place at the Palacio da Alvorada – the presidential residence - in the country’s capital of Brasilia. While Rousseff has lost her presidential office until the close of the impeachment trial, she’s allowed to remain in the presidential palace and keep her employees. CCTV Correspondent Paulo Cabral conducted the interview with the Brazilian president. “Americas Now” anchor Elaine Reyes is joined in the studio with Professor Erick Langer to discuss the interview. Langer is the former Director of The Center for Latin American Studies at Georgetown University in Washington. Dilma Rousseff entered office in 2011 as Brazil’s first female president riding a wave of prosperity. At the time, economists predicted Brazil was on track to have the world’s fifth largest economy by the time it played host to the Summer Olympics in 2016. Today, with those Olympic Games just weeks away, Dilma Rousseff has been ousted from the presidential office and awaits a trial for her impeachment. Where did it all go wrong? The bulk of the blame can be put on a bribery scandal involving the state-run oil company Petrobras. It’s been called the biggest corruption scandal in Brazil’s history. Hundreds of millions of dollars allegedly diverted from the oil company and put into the accounts of Brazilian politicians and business leaders. Dilma Rousseff was never directly implicated in the corruption scandal. She denies any wrongdoing and insists she is the victim of a political coup. Check out Elaine’s interview with Georgetown University Professor Erick Langer, here.

  • Ichabod Crain

    They got it right.