Impeaching Brazil’s President Rousseff opens new era of institutional instability

Kenneth M. Roberts is a professor of government at Cornell University, teaching comparative and Latin America politics, with an emphasis on the political economy of development and the politics of inequality. His most recent work is Changing Course in Latin America: Party Systems in the Neoliberal Era (Cambridge University Press, 2014). In voting to impeach […]

Rousseff’s impeachment opens new era of conflict in Brazil

The case against Brazil’s president Dilma Rousseff has become much stronger over the weekend, with legislators in the lower house approving impeachment of Rouseff after being she was accused of using state banks funds to cover deficits in the country’s budget. Kenneth Roberts professor of government at Cornell University and expert in Latin American politics […]

Brazilians demand change, with few political and economic options

This weekend, Brazil saw some of the largest anti-government protests in its history with hundreds of thousands of demonstrators calling for the country’s President Dilma Rousseff to resign. Protesters voiced their frustration against the poor state of the economy, as well as increasing corruption among the political elite. Lourdes Casanova, academic director of the Emerging […]