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Rousseff Speaks to Social Movements Ahead of Protests

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Representatives from dozens of social movements met in Brasília on Thursday (August 13th) to show solidarity with Brazil’s President, Dilma Rousseff, before scheduled mass protests in the country’s major cities against the government on Sunday, August 16th. Rousseff, who was present at the meeting, heard several statements of support from social movement leaders who said they would not allow for the impeachment of the President.

“Coup organizers use social dissatisfaction to impose their political project and attack democracy,” said Guilherme Boulos, coordinator of the Homeless Workers’ Movement . . .

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