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Brazilian senators are seen after the voting in the impeachment trial of suspended President Dilma Rousseff at the Senate in Brasilia, August 31, 2016. (AFP photo)
Brazilian senators are seen after the voting in the impeachment trial of suspended President Dilma Rousseff at the Senate in Brasilia, August 31, 2016. (AFP photo)
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Press TV has conducted an interview with Gretchen Small, a Latin America expert, about Dilma Rousseff being stripped of Brazil’s presidency following a Senate impeachment vote in Brasilia.

Here is a rough transcription of the interview:

Press TV: Rousseff is adamant that she is unjustly singled out and impeached for walking down the same road and doing the same exact things as her predecessors. To what extent do you agree with her?

Small: Absolutely. This was … as my magazine Executive Intelligence Review warned, this was a coup, a judicial coup by financial rapists - I think that is the only word you could use - who intend to take the “B” out of the BRICS, to remove Brazil from the BRICS in order to put all of South America, all of Central and South America back again under bankers’ dictatorship to really loot the place the way they have been looting Europe.

I think that Temer’s government will not last long.  I think that the battle now shifts. He will not be brought down by Brazilian forces but by the bankruptcy of the people who put him into office which is the international financiers who are completely bankrupt and the fight to save Brazil and South America which I think it is very winnable, will now shift over to actually China with the upcoming G20 meeting and then with the BRICS meeting that follows.

The financial rapists can be defeated and I think will be defeated on the intentional playing field.   

Press TV: And a lot of people say there are dynamics here that were out of Rousseff’s control like many say that there is a wave of leftist sentiment which swept through Latin American countries around the turn of the millennium that has to some degree somewhat died down, and now the center and the right are eager to try to get back into power, your thoughts on that premise.  

Small: This is the bankers’ boys. They are eager to get into power. It will not be so easy. All across the world there is actually a rebellion going on against what you called center-right politics, what I would call the bankers-looting politics and there is a coalition of forces coming together to create the new intentional financial system that the progressive, democratic, national forces in South America represent and want to be a part of it and have attempted to be a part of it.

This is a Color Revolution that has been going on in South America directed from abroad.

Press TV: Do you see Temer doing anything different to try to turn Brazil's economy around that Rousseff was not able to do during her presidency, if anything?

Small: He is planning already, he is being demanded and intends to actually freeze all expenditures on health, education, sanitation, public housing, you name it, for 20 years while paying the debt. They are going to privatize as quickly as they can Petrobras, the national oil company.

What he is intending to do will not save Brazil from the bankruptcy of the international financial system and it will not be tolerated internally and in the rest of the region. So this is a program that has won a battle but it is far, far from winning the war.