Lula da Silva, Frei Betto, Danny Glover, Susan Sarandon and 400 Progressive Leaders Write Open Letter to Joe Biden: Let Cuba Live!

They stress there is no justification for the United States to continue treating the Cuban people as a national security threat.

teleSUR | July 23, 2021

Citizens take part in a rally to reject U.S. blockade against Cuba, Toronto, Canada, July 19, 2021.

Citizens take part in a rally to reject U.S. blockade against Cuba, Toronto, Canada, July 19, 2021. | Photo: Twitter/ @ONCommunists

They stress there is no justification for the United States to continue treating the Cuban people as a national security threat.

On Friday, over 400 artists, politicians, intellectuals, and international activists will send a letter to President Joe Biden demanding that he end the blockade against Cuba and improve bilateral relations.

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LULA FREE!

With Lula’s conviction overturned, it is time to recover democracy in Brazil

Peoples Dispatch | March 11, 2021

Daniel Giovanaz, reporter with Brasil de Fato, talks to Peoples Dispatch about the overturning of all convictions in former Brazilian president Lula da Silva’s case. He talks about the case, the impact the convictions had on the Brazilian elections in 2018 and on Brazilian society, how the mainstream media’s coverage impacted the image of Lula and his party, and what this step could mean for the country’s future.Read More »

The US Increases Risk of War in South America, Lula Warns

The Workers’ Party leader highlights the dangers of Brazil’s submission to U.S. interests.

teleSUR | July 17, 2020

Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro (L) and President Donald Trump (R), U.S.
Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro (L) and President Donald Trump (R), U.S. | Photo: Twitter/ @BrianMteleSUR

Brazil’s former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva harshly criticized President Jair Bolsonaro’s new National Defense Policy (NDP) and warned that the United States is pushing his country into a warlike conflict against Venezuela.

“I have been reading with concern the reports on the NDP new edition. Our governments have tried to make the defense policy and strategy instruments for peace, sovereignty, and autonomous development,” Lula tweeted.

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Lula is Free

teleSUR | November 08, 2019

Former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva delivers a speech after being released from prison, in Curitiba, Brazil November 8, 2019.
Former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva delivers a speech after being released from prison, in Curitiba, Brazil November 8, 2019. | Photo: Reuters

Lula was detained for 580 days, the result of a judicial process riddled with irregularities.

Former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva was released on Friday, one day after Brazil’s Supreme Court decided to end the mandatory imprisonment of convicted criminals after they lose their first appeal.

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Brazil: Judge Rejects Prosecutor’s Office Complaint Against Lula

teleSUR | September 17, 2019

Brazil's former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva at a political rally.
Brazil’s former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva at a political rally. | Photo: EFE

Brazilian Federal Criminal Judge holds that the complaint against Lula da Silva does not have serious and credible probative support.

The Sao Paulo’s 7th Federal Criminal Court Judge Ali Mazloum on Monday rejected the Federal Prosecutor’s Office (MPF) complaint against Brazil’s former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva and his brother Jose Ferreira da Silva, both of whom were charged with receiving US$275,000 in alleged “allowances” from the Odebrecht engineering company.

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Lula: “U.S. hand” on everything that’s happened in Brazil

Brasil Wire | August 17, 2019

Lula

In an interview with Bob Fernandes, on TVE Bahia, former president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva said that the US government “created the Lava Jato investigation to take our oil.”

For former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, events in Brazil since the 2016 coup that deposed President Dilma Rousseff were orchestrated by the US government. “Everything that is happening has the hand of the United States on it…. The US created the Lava Jato investigation to take our oil,” he said, speaking for the first time after Supreme Court (STF) prevented his transfer to a São Paulo prison. Lula’s interview, with veteran journalist Bob Fernandes, aired on TVE, a public television station from Bahia, on Friday, August 16th.Read More »

Bernie Sanders Calls for Release of Brazil’s Ex-President Lula

teleSUR | June 12, 2019

U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders at the Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines, Iowa, U.S. March 9, 2019.
U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders at the Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines, Iowa, U.S. March 9, 2019. | Photo: Reuters

Senator Bernie Sanders: ‘Lula da Silva was imprisoned in a politicized prosecution that denied him a fair trial and due process.’

Brazil’s former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva should be released from prison and his conviction annulled, said United States Senator Bernie Sanders Tuesday.

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‘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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