Brazil’s Lula Proposes Creating Latin American Currency to ‘Be Freed of US Dollar’ Dependency

by Benjamin Norton, published on Multipolarista, May 6, 2022 Brazil’s left-wing leader Lula da Silva has proposed creating a pan-Latin American currency, in order to “be freed of the dollar.” A founder of Brazil’s Workers’ Party, Lula served as president for two terms, from 2003 to 2011. He is now the leading candidate as Brazil’s October 2022 presidential elections approach.[…]

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Lula Criticizes World Leaders for Not Doing Enough to ‘Help Create Peace’ in Ukraine

by Jake Johnson, published on Common Dreams, May 5, 2022 Lula’s trajectory reflects the inner contradictions of US foreign policy.   As a leader who exudes independence and follows a moderately socialist political course, Lula, hugely popular in his own country, was targeted by the forces of empire for a takedown.  The US was deeply involved in the plot that engineered[…]

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Brazil’s Lula is Free

Co-Written by Ana Paula Vargas and Vijay Prashad, published on Countercurrents, November 9, 2019 Just before 5pm on Friday the 8th of November, Brazil’s former president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva walked out of his prison in Curitiba (Brazil). Lula went to prison in April last year on a 12-year sentence. Five-hundred and eighty days of prison are now over, as[…]

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Lula Tells the World He’s “Back in the Game” from Jail

“Lula is Brazil’s only Possible Factor of Stability” Meanwhile, fires rage in the Amazon and Brazilian President Bolsonaro has become a target of global indignation By Pepe Escobar, Global Research, August 28, 2019 Brazil has always been a land of superlatives. Yet nothing beats the current, perverse configuration: a world statesman lingers in jail while a clownish thug is in[…]

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Brazil’s Presidential Elections Jolted by Events

Brazil’s National Museum fire destroys millions of artifacts. by John Catalinotto, originally published on Workers World, September 10, 2018 Sept. 10 — As Brazil heads for the first round of its presidential and national assembly election on Oct. 7, three dramatic events are shaking this massive country. Encompassing nearly half the land area of South America and more than half[…]

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Latin America: ‘Lula’s Condemnation a Blow to Brazil Democracy’

Venezuela’s Hugo Chavez (R) welcomes Brazil’s President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva at Miraflores Palace in Caracas, 2007. | Photo: Reuters Progressive and socialist leaders respond to Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva’s arrest and imprisonment: from TeleSUR, April 5, 2018 Latin America‘s leaders are expressing their solidarity and condemning Brazil‘s decision to deny former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva‘s habeas corpus petition as[…]

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Blood on the Land in Brazil

by Gregory Duff Morton as published in Black Agenda Report, March 14, 2018 “The crimes appear to follow a simple, grim logic: kill the leaders.” Millions of Brazilians spent the evening of January 24 watching a courtroom on television. Three judges were scheduled to announce a verdict in the corruption case of Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, the country’s former[…]

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