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
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
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?
We address the international legal community – jurists, scholars, researchers, and legal professionals – to request your honorable attention to what has currently been happening in Brazil. The current events shall have dreadful impacts on leading all young Latin American democracies to political and institutional frailty. The state of law in our country has been … More Letter to Jurists Worldwide
The attempt to schedule the date of the trial of Lula’s appeal for the 24th of January is empty of legality. It is purely an act of persecution of the most popular Brazilian leader. The recourse to resort to spurious expedient to intervene in the electoral process happens because the coup of Dilma’s Impeachment did … More Manifesto Election without Lula is fraud
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