Declaration on Brazil
Meeting of the SI Committee for Latin America and the Caribbean in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, 1-2 April 2016
The Socialist International Committee for Latin America and the Caribbean, meeting in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, on 1-2 April 2016, considering the political crisis facing the Federative Republic of Brazil:
Ratifies its commitment to democracy, in which it is fundamental to respect the people’s will expressed in the polls with a free vote.
Expresses its solidarity to the Brazilian people and its democratic institutions.
Considers that all people involved in acts of corruption, the corrupt as well as the corrupters, must be brought to justice to answer for their actions.
Draws attention to the intention to initiate a process of political judgement of President Dilma Roussef, who was constitutionally elected by popular vote.
It cannot be accepted that a government elected by the people be substituted in a process where until now there exist no proofs that incriminate the President of the Republic, a fact that would constitute a real coup against the sovereign will of the people.
There is no sovereign greater than the people themselves.