On Thursday 12 May 2016 the Centre for Latin American Research and Documentation (CEDLA) at the University of Amsterdam organised a roundtable and public debate together with De Balie in Amsterdam.
That was just one day after the Brazilian Senate had voted on starting the impeachment trial against President Dilma Rousseff, which lead to her immediate suspension. This was yet another crucial step in the gathering storm of political crisis Rousseff has been facing since her narrow re-election in October 2014. The once applauded Brazilian success story of growth, social reform, and political participation appears to have come to an end.
This moment was chosen by CEDLA to have three academic scholars share their views on the current political crisis in Brazil with the present audience. Among them our translator and editor Marijn Moltzer who wrote this comprehensive report.