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RÃ © cit. Dilma Rousseff's diary was empty. Desperately empty. But the Brazilian president, just dismissed, had a thousand things to prepare before her departure. Strong at the risk of appearing cold, brave and tough, sure to be on the side of the story, the old rust will give me forty-five minutes of exclusive interview to come back on this Â "Â impeachment" what she describes as Â "Â golpe" (coup d 'état).
Sitting on the edge of a sofa in the presidential palace of the Alvorada, in Brasilia, in this pure hall designed by the architect Oscar Niemeyer, the poet of modernism, tense by the challenge and complexed by my Portuguese hesitant, I questioned: should I intervene brutally? That I dare to cut the floor to a head of state often accused of crying his assistants? While I note his words to the host on my notebook, I discreetly cast an eye on my recorder: twenty-seven minutes. It's already twenty-seven minutes since I was facing Dilma Rousseff for an interview that promises to be historic. I have asked only two or three questions to which the President, a member of the Workers' Party (PT, left), is trying not to answer. My forehead begins to sweat.
We are in September 2016, a few days earlier the Congress voted as a single man the dismissal of Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva's dauphine following a fantastic process of proceedings.Â "Â impeachment." The street had been shouting for months "Fora Dilma! AT" ("Dilma out!") And "Fora PT! AT" ("Out the PT!"), Defeating the corruption of the left-wing party revealed by the "Lava Jato" anti-corruption operation ("express wash"). But surprise, the motive of theÂ "Â impeachment" is based on a trivial accounting manipulation called "budgeting".
Â € œI have been living in Brazil for one year and I am beginning to see that the Latin American manager â € œnâ € ™ s not a country for beginnersâ €, like thatâ €? Wrote the musician Tom Jobim. "