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Maria Luisa Mendonça on several interviews

Screen Shot 2016-05-04 at 1.34.38 PMFollowing an appearance on a recent IPA news release Maria Luisa Mendonça was interviewed by The Real News, KPFA Pacifica Radio’s “Rising Up with Sonali“, FAIR’s “Counterspin” and RT UK’s “Going Underground” about the ongoing impeachment process against Dilma Rousseff in Brazil. She explained that social movements critical of the government are “Now taking the streets and protesting because it’s clear to us that we’re facing a parliamentary coup, very similar to what happened in Honduras and Paraguay recently.” She emphasized that there is no legal basis for an impeachment: “The President has not been accused of any corruption crimes,” unlike the opposition. Mendonça is a director of Brazil’s Network for Social Justice and Human Rights and a professor in the international relations department at the University of Rio De Janeiro.