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Mujica's book rekindles Brazilian scandal involving Lula da Silva

Saturday, May 9th 2015 - 09:34 UTC
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Uruguay's president Jose Mujica has now denied alleged statements collected in a book about his life written by two journalists, that he personally presented last Sunday in Buenos Aires and in which there is a mention to former president Lula da Silva and the 'mensalao', one of Brazil's largest corruption scandals involving monthly payments to have bills passed by Congress. Read full article


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  • yankeeboy

    Brazilians now understand that behind Lula’s message was a rigged, corrupt game that enriched a few and hobbled the country’s ability to compete.

    This corruptions scandal is far from over and Bravo to Brazil for letting the Attorney General do his job! I can't see that ever happening in Argentina or Venezuela.

    May 09th, 2015 - 10:23 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Conqueror

    @1. Strange that there's no sign of Brasiliero. Seppuku?

    May 09th, 2015 - 01:20 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Brasileiro

    @2 I'm always here. Watching.

    May 09th, 2015 - 03:00 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Troy Tempest

    @3 brasso2

    “...watching”, but not capable of making a reply to refute the criticism of Lula and Dilma

    May 09th, 2015 - 05:52 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • GeoffWard2

    but WHY was the Dirceu encryptation never broken?
    We have Homeland Security, defence acencies, CIA, FBI, GCHQ, Russian, Chinese, and the brightest young PhDs that I have known well and personally.
    No, this was a cover-up.

    May 09th, 2015 - 06:34 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    It was no surprise to me that the illiterate and confused 'No Money Pepe' had to use creeps from the press to write “his” book.

    I wonder how much of this is the truth. Ha, ha, ha, ha: no I don't he's so confused he still thinks he is the president.

    Some of this murdering bastards actions / sayings have been just as big a disgrace as anybody else in SA.

    This is the gist of one: “sometimes you have to forget the law to 'rule' the country” and is probably the worst a supposedly democratic president could ever say. Who, if anyone, is safe with cretins like him and his wife are in power?

    Showing his seditious Tupa background without shame: they should all have been executed for what they did and how that resulted in Military Law and the desolation of the citizens he was supposed to be 'freeing from tyranny'.

    May 09th, 2015 - 07:32 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Jack Bauer

    ”Lula da Silva is not corrupt as was (former impeached Brazilian president Fernando) Collor de Mello and other ex Brazilian presidents“, Mujica is quoted several times in the book”.
    Not surprising Mujica did not spill the beans on Lula.....he received enormous loans, with very favourable terms, to finance projects in Uruguay, through the Brazilian Development Bank (BNDES), details of which are not accessible by the Brazilian taxpayer...I wonder why ? Lulla was the most corrupt politician Brazil has ever seen....and now one of the richest, dwarfing Fernando Collor, Paulo Maluf, Adhemar de Barros, Juscelino Kubitschek etc....Just one piece of shit covering up for another.

    May 09th, 2015 - 09:58 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ynsere

    Buncha crooks.

    May 10th, 2015 - 01:18 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Tik Tok

    Lula = Scum

    May 10th, 2015 - 01:24 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Brasileiro

    Lula 2018!

    May 10th, 2015 - 12:44 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Conqueror

    @10. Is that the execution date?

    May 10th, 2015 - 01:18 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Brasileiro

    No. This is the date of their new assumption!

    January, first, 2018

    May 10th, 2015 - 01:40 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • yankeeboy

    Maybe the date the military takes over..but it may be a lot sooner

    May 10th, 2015 - 07:58 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Jack Bauer

    If Lulla's name is ever officially linked to 2018, it'll be : b. 1945 - d. 2018

    May 10th, 2015 - 09:21 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • pisco

    Yankeeboy, thanks for that fascinating Bloomberg link.

    May 12th, 2015 - 02:52 am - Link - Report abuse 0

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