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EXCLUSIVE: Brazil, the World’s Second-Largest Black Nation, Has Been Taken Over by an All White Male Cabinet — Here’s What’s at Stake for Its Afro-Descendants

 

May 22, 2016 | Posted by
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Michel Temer and his new cabinet ministers. Photograph by Bloomberg Bloomberg via Getty Images

Michel Temer and his new cabinet ministers.
Photograph by Bloomberg Bloomberg via Getty Images

Brazil has the fifth-largest population and the sixth-largest economy in the world.  And if the nation’s new government of all white men has its way, Black power will be erased.  Brazil’s majority African-descended population will be shut out of the process, losing the socioeconomic and political gains they have made in recent years.

Aside from Nigeria, no other country has as many Black people as Brazil.  And yet, one would not know this solely by looking at the recently installed cabinet.  Although this is a story unto itself, it is only the beginning of the story.

When Brazil’s Senate voted to impeach leftist President Dilma Rousseff of the Worker’s Party — who was imprisoned and tortured in 1970 under the nation’s former military regime — it used charges of corruption as a pretext, a smokescreen for what has been called a coup d’etat, observers say.  Rousseff is accused of manipulating the government’s financial accounts and hiding a budget deficit for political gain, as the BBC reported.

Meanwhile, Vice President Michel Temer — who is of Lebanese descent and served as a U.S. diplomatic informant, according to Wikileakshas replaced Rousseff and appointed a cabinet of 22 white men.

Temer and six of his new ministers also face corruption charges in connection with a scandal at Petrobas, the state-owned oil company, according to The Guardian.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

"I'm just trying to make a way out of no way, for my people" -Modejeska Monteith Simpkins

 

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