Sean Purdy

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Sean Purdy teaches the history of workers’ and social movements at the University of São Paulo. He is the author of the forthcoming book, Brazil at the Precipice: the Workers’ Party, Crisis and Resistance (Verso).

The Coup in Brazil: What It Means for Workers

by on June 28, 2016

On May 11, more than two thirds of senators in Brazil voted to advance impeachment proceedings against President Dilma Rousseff of the Workers’ Party (PT) for state accounting irregularities. The ex-Vice-President, Michel Temer, of the Brazilian Democratic Movement Party (PMDB), has now assumed the Presidency temporarily for up to 180 days while the Senate investigates the charges.

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