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There Is a Right-Wing Coup Underway in Brazil, but Justice will prevail

Wednesday, August 15th 2018 - 07:30 UTC
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By Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva (*) Curitiba.- Sixteen years ago, Brazil was in crisis; its future uncertain. Our dreams of developing into one of the world’s most prosperous and democratic countries seemed imperiled. Read full article


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  • Enrique Massot

    “Time is running against democracy.”

    Kudos to MP for publishing Lula da Silva's letter.

    Backward forces are doing all they can to deprive Brazil of a leader with potential to take the country into the 21st. century.

    Ignoring Brazilians' democratic rights will set the country on a painful path of looting by the wealthy and powerful.

    If anybody has doubts, they should take a look at Argentina's current disastrous experience.

    If the right-wing maneuver succeeds, we'll see Brazil on a similar situation in just a few years.

    Aug 16th, 2018 - 05:43 pm - Link - Report abuse -1
  • bushpilot

    Should they take a look at Venezuela too?

    What do you think of the “democratic denial” happening there?

    Or would that be going off topic, while considering the outside country of Argentina isn't going off topic?

    If a people want to elect a criminal, they should be able to.

    EM, it was explained to you why he is a criminal, but you just turned your ears off. With you, socialists are immune to the label Criminal.

    But, they should be able to vote for a crook if they want to. If a crook wins, then the losers must have been behaving very bad for a crook to be the first choice.

    Aug 16th, 2018 - 08:23 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Chicureo


    Lula and his criminal band of thieves at the Partido dos Trabalhadores all should thank their lucky stars that the massive looting and destruction of their Socialist brothers in Venezuela far overshadows their grand theft of Brazil's enormous patrimonio. They make Lula, Dilma, Cristina...all look like lowly shoplifters...

    Aug 16th, 2018 - 08:59 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Terence Hill

    Chicureo aka “the hustler”
    They make Lula, Dilma, ...look like lowly shoplifters...
    “Rough justice The trial against Lula da Silva is politically motivated and based on flimsy evidence, argues Germany’s former justice minister…The legal basis for Rousseff’s impeachment is flimsy and inadequate.
    That counts for little in Brazil, where even senior judges spoke out against Lula before he had actually been found guilty. Despite claiming ‘judicial independence’, they have undermined the principle of rule of law enshrined in Brazil’s constitution.”
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    “The argument used to condemn Lula is a farce and Sergio Moro acted like a Judge from the Inquisition – Geoffrey Robertson QC...although the Brazilian government recently requested for the UN Human Rights Committee to halt its investigation into ex-President Lula’s arrest, the request was rejected and the investigation is moving forwards.” http://www
    “As Brazil is a state party to the UN’s First Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, any decision by the HRC is legally binding.”

    Aug 16th, 2018 - 11:03 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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