Video: The Coup in Brazil – Hidden from the Headlines

This video presents the entire October 6 event in Washington, DC on the coup in Brazil, organized by the Institute for Policy Studies, the National Lawyers Guild DC Chapter and the Center for Economic and Policy Research; one of the speakers is Azadeh Shahshahani, past NLG president and juror in the International Tribunal on Democracy in Brazil.

The event was a discussion about the August 31 impeachment of Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff: how it happened, what it means for the Brazilian people and Brazil’s social movements, and the impact it is having on the rest of the region.


Aline Cristiane Piva, is a Brazilian political analyst on media relations in Brazil and a Research Fellow at the Council on Hemispheric Affairs. She has a post-graduate degree in International Relations from the University of Brasilia, UnB, Brazil.

Azadeh Shahshahani is Legal and Advocacy Director with Project South and a past president of the National Lawyers Guild. In July, Shahshahani served as a juror for the International Tribunal on Democracy in Brazil.

Alexander Main is Senior Associate for International Policy at the Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR) whose work focuses on US foreign policy toward Latin America and the Caribbean. Alex just returned from Brazil, meeting with many social movement leaders.

Moderated by IPS Associate Fellow, Manuel Pérez-Rocha.

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