Dilma Rousseff


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They accused me of being overly tough and harsh, while a man would have been considered firm, strong. Or they would say I was too emotional and fragile, when a man would have been considered sensitive. I was seen as someone too obsessed with work, while a man would have been considered hard-working.feedback
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Dilma Rousseff has been quoted 73 times. The one recent article where Dilma Rousseff has been quoted is How Brazil’s political class came undone. Most recently, Dilma Rousseff was quoted as having said, “When a government becomes irrelevant, politics becomes irrelevant. It opens a space for patriotic saviors to come through, for politics that just uses symbols and political marketing, and has a strategy based on post-truth.”.
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Dilma Rousseff quotes

Aug 29 2016

Do not accept the coup, because instead of resolving the Brazilian crisis, it will make it even worse.feedback

Aug 25 2016

My presence (in the Senate) clearly shows that there is a democratic breakout in Brazil and that's important for all Brazilians, for the entire world, to prevent this from happening again.feedback

Jun 14 2016

They are petty-minded things.feedback

Jun 14 2016

They let many important technocrats go.feedback

Jun 14 2016

I don't have any problem asking what the people want. In any case, the only way that a president's mandate should be interrupted is via a plebiscite.feedback

May 14 2016

What we have today in Brazil is (on the one hand) a temporary government, an interim government, and (on the other) a president elected by 54 million people. (It's) therefore an interim government and an illegitimate government from the voters' point of view. We will fight to come back.feedback

May 12 2016

I may have committed errors, but I have not committed crimes.feedback

May 10 2016

There is nothing hanging over me, no suspicion of diverting public money. I don't have a foreign account nor did I hide the existence of any personal goods from public knowledge.feedback

May 09 2016

It's not official and I do not know the consequences, so let's be cautious.feedback

May 09 2016

I found out now, in the same way that you all found out, it came up on everyone's mobile phones here. I do not know what the consequences will be. Please be cautious, we are living in a web of tricks.feedback

May 07 2016

I will resist until the last day.feedback

Apr 22 2016

I would appeal to the democracy clause if there were, from now on, a rupture of what I consider democratic process.feedback

Apr 19 2016 - Feminism

They've taken an attitude with me that they wouldn't take with a man. I profoundly lament the level of prejudice against women.feedback

Apr 18 2016

Today more than anything I feel wronged – wronged because this process doesn't have any legal basis.feedback

Apr 18 2016

While I am very saddened by this, I have the force, the spirit and the courage to fight this whole process to the end. This is just the beginning of the battle, which will be long and drawn out.feedback

Apr 16 2016

We are facing the threat of a coup d'état, a coup without guns that uses more destructive methods like fraud and lies to try to destroy a legitimately elected government.feedback

Apr 12 2016 - Petrobras

If there was any doubt about the coup, the farce and the betrayal that is underway, there is no more. If there was any doubt about my denunciation that there is a coup d'etat under way, there cannot be anymore (...) Yesterday it was clear that there are two leaders of the coup that are acting together and in a premeditated way.feedback

Apr 12 2016

The conspirators have been unmasked.feedback

Apr 12 2016

They now are conspiring openly, in the light of day, to destabilize a legitimately elected president.feedback

Mar 18 2016 - Zika

My entire government is engaged in dealing with this emergency. There will be no shortage of resources so we can reverse this Zika epidemic in the quickest and most adequate way possible.feedback

Mar 18 2016

Convulsing Brazilian society with lies, with reprehensible practices violates constitutional rights and as well as the rights of citizens.feedback

Mar 17 2016

Today, Brazil is facing economic and political hardship. At this moment I cannot and I will not do without anyone. On this occasion we must stay together for Brazil, myself, Lula, our political base, our social base and even the opposition, which also wants the best for this country.feedback

Mar 11 2016

No one has the right to ask for the resignation of a legitimately elected president without showing proof that I violated the Constitution to warrant my impeachment.feedback

Mar 03 2016

We welcome this deal with Samarco, as part of the process of repairing the damage to the population – which is what it is first and foremost (of importance) – as well as an environmental project and (the process) of helping the River Doce recover.feedback

Mar 03 2016

We want to build new life on the rubble of an unprecedented tragedy.feedback

Feb 14 2016 - Zika

For our children to be healthy, the Zika mosquito cannot be born.feedback

Jan 29 2016 - Vaccine

We're losing the battle against the mosquito. As long as the mosquito keeps reproducing, each and every one of us is losing the battle against the mosquito. So we have to mobilise so we do not lose this battle.feedback

Jan 28 2016 - Zika

As long as we don't have a vaccine against Zika virus, the war must be focused on exterminating the mosquito's breeding areas.feedback

Jan 28 2016 - Zika

While we do not have a vaccine against the Zika virus, the war must be concentrated on the elimination of breeding grounds for the mosquito. Getting rid of Zika is the responsibility of all of us.feedback

Dec 05 2015

All the decisions made by my government were under the principle of responsibility of the public body. Because of that, the impeachment process against me has no basis. I will defend my mandate with every constitutional instrument included in our democratic state.feedback

May 13 2015

I don't see any impact that could have on Olympic projects. I don't have anything showing that it could have an impact.feedback

May 13 2015

I promised (Rio 2016) President Nuzman and our objective is to integrate ourselves more deeply. We have to show off the country through the organisation of the Games, through the security.feedback

May 02 2015

On the 13th of February, we're going to involve 220,000 members of the armed forces, as well as state health workers, community health workers and epidemiologists.feedback

Mar 17 2015 - Petrobras

All of us here are in complete agreement with this demand by the people, and have a clear determination to take measures that intensify the fight against corruption.feedback

Mar 10 2015

Stiffer penalties will be applied to this heinous crime. This measure is part of a zero tolerance policy towards violence against Brazilian women.feedback

Mar 09 2015 - Petrobras

Brazil has learnt to practice social justice in favour of the poorest, as well as apply the harsh hand of justice against the corrupt. This is what has been happening in the vast and rigorous investigation of the regrettable episodes concerning Petrobras… You have every right to get irritated and be worried, but I ask for patience and understanding because this situation is transitory.feedback

Jan 01 2015

I assume, here, in front of you, my commitment to usher in a new historic process of social change in Brazil. Yes, we will make adjustments to the economy, but without revoking rights acquired or betraying our social commitments.feedback

Dec 18 2014

This is a moment that marks a change in civilisation, showing that it is possible to re-establish relations that were interrupted many years ago.feedback

Oct 26 2014 - Petrobras

You cannot treat a president in this manner three days before the election. Why has this not appeared before? What is this about? My indignation is proportional to the injustice they are committing, the political use they are making of this.feedback

Oct 23 2014

Who wants to diminish the role of public banks? That idea only interests those who have a very narrow vision of the reality of Brazil, or those who want to develop a private sector that has no interest in financing social programmes.feedback

Oct 20 2014 - Petrobras

I never obstructed the investigation into corruption at Petrobras. I never blocked the authorities from investigating, from looking into and verifying what was happening.feedback

Jun 11 2014 - World Cup

There are people who claim the resources for the World Cup should have been directed to healthcare and education. I hear and respect those opinions, but I don't agree with them. It is a false dilemma.feedback

Apr 29 2014

The player Dani Alves gave a daring and strong response to racism in sport.feedback

Apr 24 2014 - Multilateralism

Brazil believes that the governing of the internet should be multi-sector, democratic and transparent. We consider the multilateral model to be the best way to govern it.feedback

Feb 24 2014

I believe this is a policy that if we adopt in a concrete way – and Brazil will make every effort in this direction – we will be giving a major contribution to sustainable and safe relations between our countries.feedback

Sep 06 2013

My trip to Washington depends on the political conditions to be created by President Obama.feedback

Jun 25 2013

The streets are telling us that the country wants quality public services. They want efficient mechanisms to fight corruption and to ensure the good use of public funds.feedback

Jun 22 2013

Fellow Brazilians, we need to breathe new life into our political system, find ways to make our institutions more transparent, more resistant to misdeeds and above all more be open to influence from society. It is the citizens and not the economic power that should be heard first.feedback

Jun 18 2013

These voices, which go beyond traditional mechanisms, political parties and the media itself, need to be heard. The greatness of yesterday's demonstrations were proof of the energy of our democracy.feedback

Mar 06 2013

The Brazilian government has not always agreed with his politics, but today we recognize that Chavez was a great leader.feedback

Jan 24 2013 - Protectionism

What is very relevant is the fact that in Brazil there are a great number of European companies that help to sustain growth in our country and that create jobs.feedback

Aug 04 2012

I remember the fear when my skin trembled. Something like that marks us for the rest of our lives.feedback

Jun 21 2012

We don't have a vision which justifies an adjustment leaving 54 percent of a country's young people without work. We never thought that way; our policy is clearly in defense of employment.feedback

May 17 2012

Brazil deserves the truth, the new generations deserve the truth and, above all, those who lost friends and relatives deserve the truth and the facts.feedback

Apr 08 2011

I suggest a minute of silence in order that we can all show our homage to those small Brazilians that were removed from life so early.feedback

Oct 30 2010

The president of the republic must deal with the real and concrete lives of the people and not with number and abstract entities that don't have to do with the daily life nor experiences each Brazilian lives through.feedback

Oct 26 2010

In general this idea that as a politician you can be self-sufficient and do everything alone, it's not very compatible with modesty, is it?feedback

Oct 01 2010

I am an economist and I've learned that the economy can't only move numbers, but it must also improve people's lives.feedback

Sep 20 2010

I was never made aware of that.feedback

Nov 09 2007 - Petrobras

This finding by Petrobras alone, is between four and eight billion barrels. So taking the average of around six billion barrels that would mean this discovery is almost 40% of everything that has been discovered up till now in Brazil.feedback

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