Brazil’s Democracy Pushed Into the Abyss

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 Western world to abolish slavery, is a fairly young democracy, having emerged from dictatorship just three decades ago. In the past two years, what could … More Brazil’s Democracy Pushed Into the Abyss

Statement in Defense of Lula Workers’ Party delegations in the Federal Senate and in the Chamber of Deputies Convicting Lula is convicting Democracy and the People

President Lula is being subjected to judicial persecution that is unprecedented in Brazilian history. This persecution has a clear goal: to prevent Lula from getting elected again in order to, one more time, deliver the economic, political, and social accomplishments the Brazilian people need to increasingly stand ever more proud and sovereign. A warning is … More Statement in Defense of Lula Workers’ Party delegations in the Federal Senate and in the Chamber of Deputies Convicting Lula is convicting Democracy and the People

Lula’s Witch Trial: Who Are The TRF4?

Some are calling it the Coup’s endgame, others the “final battle” for Brasil’s next decade. Former President Lula, who held office from 2003-2011 has twice the support of his nearest rival to succeed Putschist Michel Temer in the October 2018 elections. However, on the 24th January in the southern city of Porto Alegre, he will face judgement on … More Lula’s Witch Trial: Who Are The TRF4?

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