Maduro labels Rousseff impeachment “A USA coup”


Venezuela’s socialist government on Thursday condemned the impeachment of Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff as a U.S.-inspired mockery of popular will and a menace to Latin America’s now-diminishing leftist bloc.

Venezuela’s ruling Socialist Party has long been a strong ally of Rousseff’s Workers Party, especially during the rule of her predecessor Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva.

“I have no doubt that behind this coup is the label ‘made in USA,'” President Nicolas Maduro said in a speech on state TV.

“Powerful oligarchic, media and imperial forces have decided to finish with the progressive forces, the popular revolutionary leaderships of the left in the continent,” he said.

Even though bilateral relations have been cooler during Maduro’s three-year rule than those of his predecessor, Hugo Chavez, Rousseff’s departure is still a big disappointment to Venezuela’s leaders.

They already lost one major ally in the neighborhood with the end of Peronism in Argentina and the election of conservative Mauricio Macri as Argentina’s president in late 2015.

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