October 22, 2021

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Lula da Silva: "Brazil does not deserve to be ruled by genocide"

Lula da Silva: “Brazil does not deserve to be ruled by genocide”

Former Brazilian President Luis Inacio Lula da Silva (2003-2010) once again questioned the administration of current president, Jair Bolsonaro, over the coronavirus pandemic, asserting that the country was suffering “a humiliation before the world”.

As for the leader of the Labor Party (PT), he said during the presentation of the book “Memorial of Truth” about the judicial procedures that allowed her imprisonment.

The former unionist, who leads opinion polls on the intention to vote in the 2022 presidential election bypassing Bolsonaro, asserted that the former army chief could be elected thanks to his “hate” rhetoric against politics, despite the fact that he “lived all his life as a politician”, whether as an adviser or as a deputy .

In addition, Lula asserted that for “many years” his entire party was systematically attacked by the country’s main media networks with the aim of “destroying” them, although this, far from intimidating the political space, made him “stronger”.

The attempt to destroy the Workers’ Party and the Brazilian left was unsuccessful. We managed to survive and came out of that process much stronger,” he emphasized.

As for the current administration, Lula da Silva accused Bolsonaro of not caring about the Brazilian population “from the epidemic, from hunger, from work, from wages.”

In Memory of Truth, the former president compiles nearly 20 judicial processes under Operation Lava Jato and his path to prove, according to the former president, his innocence.

Lula was barred from running in the 2018 elections, after the Brazilian judiciary imposed a criminal sentence on him for corruption, in a controversial case headed by former judge Sergio Moro, who later became Jair Bolsonaro’s justice minister. This judicial move allowed the far right to have a clear path to the presidency.

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