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January 14, 2016


Ian Nieves

Corruption accusations against Cunha and others prominent in the impeachment movement suggest all Dilma need do is stand fast, while vigorously pursuing prosecution against her opponents. Use fresh prosecution to uncover new corruption allegations and try the accused vocally in both court and press. Between actual convictions and destroyed reputations, Dilma could effectively purge the opposition, while creating enough fire and smoke to distract from her own failures and wrongdoing.

The fiasco of corruption dripping from all pores of the Brazilian body politic suggests a good strategy Dilmas eventual successors can use to avoid her fate: when Brazilian administrations do corruption, they should purposefully ensnare the opposition in their wrongdoing, ensuring that any effort to expose the regime will backfire. Impeach me and you'll follow.

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