Tuesday, December 8, 2015

impeachment: juicio politico

I suppose the full term in English is impeachment proceedings, but we widely just say impeachment. Dilma Roussef is facing a right wing attempt to impeach her in Brazil, and after the recent vote in Venezuela, it appears likely that Maduro will also face similar pressure.

If you aren't clear about how exactly the US meddled in the Venezuelan election, this is a good overview. Mark Weisbrot, the author, also has a great article in the guardian about how violent and rich the opposition is in Venezuela.

(See the comments for Atenea's argument as to why juicio de destituciĆ³n is more powerful politically - I agree!)