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Dilma Rousseff

The Kid Seeking to Impeach

The Free Brazil Movement to impeach Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff was kickstarted by a 17-year-old student who uploaded a YouTube video for a class project. Kim Kataguiri was “generally apolitical” at the time and never intended his message to spread so wide. Things have changed, however. “We want to liberalize the state,” he told Time recently. “We want less tax, less bureaucracy, and the privatization of all public companies.” Since his emergence two years ago, the country has entered recession and many of its top politicians have become mired in scandal, but Kataguiri is still using technology to make his voice heard. “I emerged through the internet,” he told Time, “and I have a great hope that the internet can have a serious effect on the political world and can bring change.”

Jared Wade

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