Three southern states in Brazil – Rio Grande do Sul, Santa Catarina and Paraná – may want to secede.
Via Steve Hanke, who tweeted,
Voters all over are beginning to show their opposition to corrupt politicians. Secession movements bound to spread. https://t.co/YJPC0PVuEo
— Prof. Steve Hanke (@steve_hanke) October 10, 2017
At polling stations in the Paraná state city, Londrina, voters told local media they were disillusioned with the federal government and a giant corruption scandal that has seen dozens of politicians and members of the business elite jailed or indicted.
Acacio Fernandes Tozzini told online newspaper, Redacaõ Bonde: “Our nation has reached a dramatic level of political disorder that is impossible to mend. We want to get rid of Brasilia, Brazil has reached the apex of corruption.”
Like Catalonia, they’re being used as cash cows, and they don’t like it (emphasis added),
Others complained that the south of Brazil saw little return from taxation which mostly benefitted the poorer northern regions of the country who have bigger voting rights than the south.
The Brazilian Constitution does not allow secession.
Were the secessionists to succeed, the Animaniacs would need a redo,