‘We Will Win’, Lula Pens Letter on 1st Anniversary of Imprisonment

teleSUR | April 07, 2019

Gleisi Hoffmann, Leader of the Workers

Imprisoned former President of Brazil, Lula da Silva, penned an open letter to his supporters on the first anniversary of his imprisonment.

The imprisoned former President of Brazil and one of the most revered leftist leaders in South America, Luis Inacio Lula da Silva, penned a letter to his supporters on the first anniversary of his imprisonment.

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Lula: Brazil ‘Cannot Submit to US Imperialism’ in Venezuela

teleSUR | February 26, 2019

A picture of Brazil

In a letter penned from prison, former president Lula Da Silva says that the U.S. and Brazil shouldn’t intervene in Venezuela, and criticized the U.S. blockade as a ‘dirty trick’.

Brazil’s former president Luiz Inacio Lula Da Silva spoke out from prison against the U.S. using Brazil as a puppet to intervene in Venezuela, saying that Jair Bolsonaro is “submissive” to the U.S. by joining its attack on Venezuela.

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Brazil’s Bolsonaro targets minorities on first day in power

by Mauricio Savarese

People’s’ World | January 03, 2019

SAO PAULO (AP)—Newly installed President Jair Bolsonaro targeted Brazil’s indigenous groups, descendants of slaves, and the LGBTQ community with executive orders in the first hours of his administration, moving quickly after a campaign in which the far-right leader said he would radically overhaul many aspects of life in Latin America’s largest nation.

Sao Paulo’s stock market, meanwhile, jumped 3.56 percent to a record closing of 91,012 points as new Cabinet ministers reinforced the intent to privatize state-owned companies and a Brazilian arms maker benefited from Bolsonaro’s plans to loosen gun controls. Similar spikes in stock prices also occurred during the presidential campaign.

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Brazil: Trade unions and environmental groups pledge to stand up to Bolsonaro

Morning Star | December 30, 2018

ALMOST 50 US-based groups have warned that Brazil’s far-right president-elect Jair Bolsonaro poses a serious threat to democracy ahead of his inauguration on Tuesday as they pledge to oppose his “hateful rhetoric.”

An open letter signed by trade unions, environmental groups, human rights organisations and academics vowed to support “courageous groups in Brazil” who are standing up for democracy, human rights and the environment.Read More »

The defeat of democracy in Brazil

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Granma | November 20, 2018

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In 1933, Adolf Hitler came to power in Germany through the democratic vote. In 2018 – 85 years after the electoral victory of the Nazi leader – former army captain Jair Bolsonaro was elected President of Brazil with 57.5 million votes from an electorate of 147 million. His rival, professor Fernando Haddad, secured 47 million votes. There were 31.3 million abstentions, 8.6 million null votes, and 2.4 million blank ballots. Consequently, 89.3 million Brazilians did not vote for Bolsonaro.Read More »