Brazil’s Most Popular Leader Has Been Convicted of Corruption on Flimsy Evidence

Lula da Silva and his Workers’ Party are an affront to the country’s traditional elite—which is itself mired in corruption—so they want to destroy him by any means necessary. By Mark Weisbrot About the foto: Brazil’s Former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, right, talks with ousted President Dilma Rousseff in Brasilia, Brazil, on July … More Brazil’s Most Popular Leader Has Been Convicted of Corruption on Flimsy Evidence

OFFICIAL NOTE: Lula condemnation represents attack on democracy

In a note, the national leadership says that the PT will maintain its intransigent defense to Lula, for believing in his absolute innocence. 12/07/2017 17h38 The condemnation of former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva represents an attack on democracy and the Federal Constitution. Although it is a first instance decision, it is a wrong, … More OFFICIAL NOTE: Lula condemnation represents attack on democracy

How will the German Government react facing today’s Brazilian situation?

Flavio Aguiar How will the German Government react facing today’s Brazilian situation? Flavio Aguiar While visiting Brazil I got received the news (still to confirm) that the Brazilian Foreign Minister, Aloysio Nunes, intends to visit Germany. According to the information he would meet the German Vice-Chanceler, Sigmar Gabriel, from SPD, in Berlin. The German government … More How will the German Government react facing today’s Brazilian situation?

The Case for Lula

He Deserves a Fair Trial, Not Persecution Foreign Affairs By Geoffrey Robertson Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, known simply as Lula, remains one of Brazil’s most popular politicians. An uneducated lathe operator turned union leader, Lula helped found Brazil’s Workers’ Party, in 1980, before winning the presidency in both 2002 and 2008 with large majorities. … More The Case for Lula

Lula’s lawyers file complaint at the UN’s Human Rights Comittee against judicial abuses

Publicado em 28/07/2016 Lula vehemently denies the claims against him but is not opposed to be investigated in a fair and open manner. The UN Human Rights Committee has been asked to rule that Judge Moro and the “Car Wash” Federal Prosecutors have violated Lula’s rights to privacy, freedom from arbitrary arrest and right to … More Lula’s lawyers file complaint at the UN’s Human Rights Comittee against judicial abuses

Lula: Why they want to condemn me

Article published in the Folha de S.Paulo newspaper on October 18, 2016 Foto: Ricardo Stuckert During more than 40 years of public activity, my personal life was permanently investigated -by security agencies, by political opponents, by the press. When I fought for the freedom for workers to organize, I was arrested, condemned as a subversive by the infamous … More Lula: Why they want to condemn me

Brazil’s ex-president appeals to UN over abuses of power in corruption case

theguardian 26.feb.2017 Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva files a petition with the human rights committee Lawyers outline alleged violations by judge Sergio Moro Former Brazilian president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva has filed a petition with the UN human rights committee outlining alleged abuses of power in the corruption case he is embroiled in. At … More Brazil’s ex-president appeals to UN over abuses of power in corruption case