Post-Rousseff Brazil face-off with leftist LatAm leaders

2016-05-15 21:01
Brazil's suspended president Dilma Rousseff blows a kiss towards supporters during the May Day rally in Sao Paulo. (Andre Penner, AP)

Brazil's suspended president Dilma Rousseff blows a kiss towards supporters during the May Day rally in Sao Paulo. (Andre Penner, AP)

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Braslia - Brazil's new interim government on Sunday dismissed "lies" from left-wing Latin American leaders who are refusing to recognise its authority and the suspension of President Dilma Rousseff.

The leaders of Venezuela, Cuba, Ecuador, Bolivia, Nicaragua and El Salvador have all come out backing Rousseff and challenging the legitimacy of her ouster that she has described as a "coup".

They so far refuse to recognise Brazil's caretaker government headed by Vice President Michel Temer.

"We emphatically reject the declarations by the governments of Venezuela, Cuba, Bolivia, Ecuador and Nicaragua, as well as the ALBA [an alliance of left-wing Latin American and Caribbean nations] that give opinions and spread lies about Brazil's internal political process," said the newly appointed foreign minister, Jose Serra.

The suspension and trial of Rousseff "is provided for under the constitution, in democratic legality", he said in a statement.

Rousseff was suspended from office last Thursday by the Brazilian senate, which is taking up an impeachment trial against her for allegedly fudging government accounts ahead of her 2014 re-election.

Read more on:    nicaragua  |  brazil  |  cuba  |  bolivia  |  venezuela  |  el salvador  |  ecuador

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.
NEXT ON NEWS24X

Inside News24

 
/News

Book flights

Compare, Book, Fly

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.