Brazil’s Democracy Pushed Into the Abyss

Former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva of Brazil at an event this month in Rio de Janeiro. Credit Mauro Pimentel/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images WASHINGTON — The rule of law and the independence of the judiciary are fragile achievements in many countries — and susceptible to sharp reversals. Brazil, the last country in the … More Brazil’s Democracy Pushed Into the Abyss

big demonstration in support of former Brazilian president Lula.

Berlin Contra o Golpe group and the SOS Lula collective invite everyone to participate in a big demonstration in support of former Brazilian president, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, against his unfair sentence and Lawfare persecution. The demonstration will take place on 21.02.2018 from 16:30 to 18:00, beside the historical clock in Potsdamer Platz, Berlin, … More big demonstration in support of former Brazilian president Lula.

Rough justice The trial against Lula da Silva is politically motivated and based on flimsy evidence, argues Germany’s former justice minister

(Foto: EPA -Former Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva at a rally with his supporters in Mossoró, Rio Grande do Norte state, Brazil.) Brazilians will find out tomorrow (24 January) if the most popular politician in their country’s history, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, will go to jail or run for the presidency. The … More Rough justice The trial against Lula da Silva is politically motivated and based on flimsy evidence, argues Germany’s former justice minister

IN DEFENCE OF FORMER PRESIDENT LULA #StandWithLula

While trying to find a crime – any crime – to convict Lula in the courts, opponents of Brazil’s most important political leader engage in a trial By media, in the most extraordinary defamation campaign against a puBlic figure in the history of the country. For more than 40 years in public service, every aspect … More IN DEFENCE OF FORMER PRESIDENT LULA #StandWithLula

Lula’s speech following appeal verdict 24/1/18

Translated and edited for readability by Brian Mier On January 24, 2018, after three conservative judges rejected ex-president Lula’s appeal against charges that he received illegal reforms in an apartment that prosecutors were unable to prove he ever owned or set foot in, a crowd of some 70,000 people gathered on Praça de Republica in … More Lula’s speech following appeal verdict 24/1/18

The Lula Question – As Lula’s judicial saga moves into a new stage, the Brazilian left faces more questions than ever.

01.26.2018 By Sabrina Fernandes s the last vote on the Lula appeal came in, there was no surprise that the former president of Brazil would have his sentence upheld while the markets celebrated, with São Paulo’s stock exchange at an all-time high. What was surprising is that his punishment increased from nine to twelve years. … More The Lula Question – As Lula’s judicial saga moves into a new stage, the Brazilian left faces more questions than ever.

Comments on a notorious verdict The trial of Lula – Book for free download on the internet

“Comments on a notorious verdict: The trial of Lula” might be the most important judicial document published in Brazil for decades. The present selection of articles came to exist after a spontaneous movement, and significant enough as well, of Brazilian and foreign lawyers who carefully verified the verdict rendered in the extent of the procedure … More Comments on a notorious verdict The trial of Lula – Book for free download on the internet