Brazil’s Most Popular Leader Has Been Convicted of Corruption on Flimsy Evidence – Mark Weisbrot

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. (9/8/17) Continue reading “Brazil’s Most Popular Leader Has Been Convicted of Corruption on Flimsy Evidence – Mark Weisbrot”

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Corporate Greed Takes Hold in Brazil – ITUC

Brussels, 18 July 2017 (ITUC OnLine):  The decision by Brazil’s corruption-riddled parliament to eliminate a swathe of protections in the country’s labour laws will impoverish millions of people and leave workers completely at the mercy of employers who will have unilateral power to set wages, holiday entitlements, working hours and bonuses.  Continue reading “Corporate Greed Takes Hold in Brazil – ITUC”

Statement from lawyers to Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva

12July 2017, São Paulo

Cristiano Zanin Martins and Valeska Teixeira Zanin Martins of Teixeira Martins Advogados (Lula’s lawyers) said: 

President Lula is innocent. For over three years, Lula has been subject to a politically motivated investigation. No credible evidence of guilt has been produced, and overwhelming proof of his innocence blatantly ignored. This politically motivated judgement attacks Brazil’s rule of law, democracy and Lula’s basic human rights.  It is of immense concern to the Brazilian people and to the international community. Continue reading “Statement from lawyers to Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva”