Why was the British media silent for so long about the persecution of Lula?

“Through these omissions, British media coverage, like Brazilian mainstream coverage, did not just simplify & sensationalise what was happening in Brazil, it provided editorial cover for wrongdoings.”

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Lula’s Triumphant Return Boosts Resistance Against Bolsonaro

“This new ruling restores Lula’s political rights, enabling him to stand for president in the 2022 elections. He remains one of the most popular politicians in the country, with polls showing him well ahead of other possible candidates.” Writes Susan Grey, Brazil Solidarity Initiative & Labour Friends of Progressive Latin America.

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Open Letter: Under Bolsonaro, Democracy, Forests and their Peoples Face Enormous Risk

Over 70 Environmental and civil society organisations have penned an open letter criticising far-right president Bolsonaro for his attacks on, and attempts to control, NGO’s in Brazil. You can read the letter in full below.

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Brazil, Bolsonaro & Coronavirus Catastrophe

From the raging amazon fires to the ideologically driven mismanagement of the pandemic. the situation in Brazil is critical. Brazil is the third worst hit country in the world hit by the coronavirus, but this only adds to a plethora of problems caused by Bolsonaro and the far-right’s destructive agenda for the country, writes BSI Coordinator, Patrick Foley.

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