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Brazilian stocks edge higher convinced Lula will be barred from running in election

Tuesday, January 9th 2018 - 10:01 UTC
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Brazilian stocks edged higher to mark a record close on Monday, underpinned by optimism over the nation's fiscal outlook as well as a strong flow of international investment. The benchmark Bovespa stock index continued its climb following a seven-day string of gains. Read full article

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  • :o))

    SOUNDS like a “Good” News!

    BUT the reporter may not be VERY accurate:

    The TRUTH behind the news: REF:
    https://i1.wp.com/www.humorpolitico.com.br/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/Eleitor-Palhaco.jpg?resize=580%2C394&ssl=1

    Jan 09th, 2018 - 10:27 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Jack Bauer

    Best thing for Brazil : Lula behind bars....just the prospect of the toad going to prison - which probably wont happen, even if he is condemned (but cannot run for elective post) - is making the economy and investor confidence improve.

    Jan 09th, 2018 - 08:33 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • :o))

    @JB

    True - it really IS a “Good News” but the majority - The Brainwashed Ignorant Masses - are BLINDLY supporting him. There lies the danger REF:
    https://i2.wp.com/www.humorpolitico.com.br/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/Eleitor-animado.jpg?resize=580%2C410&ssl=1

    Jan 10th, 2018 - 04:22 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Jack Bauer

    It should suffice to ask those ignorant masses if they want a repeat performance of the 2014/2016 crisis caused by the PT....the majority would probably say 'no', but yet they'll vote for Lula...what the hell can you do when ignorant idiots hold the future of the country in their hands ?

    Jan 11th, 2018 - 05:37 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • :o))

    @JB
    REF: “what the hell can you do when ignorant idiots hold the future of the country in their hands”:

    ;( Really a pathetic situation!

    Jan 11th, 2018 - 10:41 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Kanye

    Are we now talking about Lula, or Trump?

    Jan 13th, 2018 - 02:48 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Enrique Massot

    “Former President Lula da Silva, who has railed against Temer's policies, is leading opinion polls, but he could be barred from running if a conviction for corruption is upheld...”

    Let me try to understand. Lula remains very popular, therefore the only hope is to make that corruption conviction stick. Hey, even the markets fret about the possibility of Lula returning to power.

    Clearly spelled by one of Temer cheerleaders above: “...it really IS a “Good News” but the majority - The Brainwashed Ignorant Masses - are BLINDLY supporting him.”

    Do you think this is all Skull may lucubrate, typing furiously in his mother's basement? No sir! He is genuinely worried and wondering where the world is going:

    “Really a pathetic situation!,” Skull laments.

    In his next smart, sensible posting, Skull is going to come advocate for the return of qualified vote.

    Those were the old good times!

    Jan 13th, 2018 - 05:22 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • :o))

    The three LIKELY solutions:
    - Fight the Corrupt
    - Flight FROM the Corrupt
    - BECOME a politician [JOIN the Corrupt]!

    : ANY Other solution is welcome!

    Jan 13th, 2018 - 02:35 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Jack Bauer

    @EM
    Let me help you understand : Lula remains popular amongst the lower class, to which unfortunately, all his corruption flies way above their heads. The bolsa familia, despite being not much better than a few crumbs, is concentrated in the regions where there is a lot of poverty, which is where Lula came from...his popularity is still 'relatively' high there (but less than before) due to the fact they still identify with what he used to be, 25 years ago....they are too stupid to realize he moved on and left them behind. If he hadn't, why are they still in the sh*t after 14 years of PT rule ?

    The corruption charges will probably stick - after all, from a technical point of view, the proof cannot be ignored - but if the TRF-4 decides to give in to political pressure to not convict him, by not confirming the sentence handed down by Moro, 3 to 0, he'll get off....which is not entirely impossible, given the pressure from parts of Congress which are all just as corrupt as Lula, and worried about their own arses....I'm sure you believe Lula was convicted by Moro for purely political reasons, but will have no qualms in comemorating his getting off due to purely political reasons as well...so IMO, it's a possibility that his guilt can be swept under the carpet...

    If the PT took 14 years to show their true colours, and the masses don't think they got screwed in 2014, let them vote the 9-fingered toad back in, if he is not declared inelegible.

    And just for your info Reekie, IF you lived here - which you don't - you'd be able to tell the difference in 1) supporting Temer for the sake of Brazil pulling itself out of the hole (dug by the PT) and 2) the continuation of the destructive populism as promoted by Lula.
    Reekie, since you obviously couldn't make it in Argentina, perhaps you could come to Brazil if Lula is elected, to be one of his top advisors...your expertise in Brazilian politics is too valuable to be wasted in Canada.

    Jan 14th, 2018 - 08:11 pm - Link - Report abuse +1
  • :o))

    Barred or NOT barred - the reality of the Brazilian Future is:
    https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-XMRn20kOspw/WLeg0r6QSaI/AAAAAAAACsQ/D4_pgHTy10Q33L5ySw7DLe5OO9rSxVzTACLcB/s1600/charge_aluguel_crise.jpg

    Jan 15th, 2018 - 04:58 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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