Tag Archives: Brazil

Brazil | BRAZIL: Statement on the Decision to Ban Lula from Running for President

by Anisio G. Homem

On September 11, 2018, Luis Inacio (Lula) da Silva and the National Executive Committee of the Workers Party (PT) decided to replace Lula’s candidacy for president with that of his vice-presidential running mate — Fernando Haddad, former PT mayor of Sao Paulo — in accordance with the heinous directive of the Superior Electoral Court (TSE).

Brazil | Lula’s letter to the Brazilian People

My friends,

You surely know by now that the courts have banned me from running for the Presidency of the Republic. Actually, they have banned the Brazilian people from voting freely to change the grim reality of our country.

I have never accepted injustice, and never will. For more than 40 years I have walked alongside the Brazilian people, advocating equality and the transformation of Brazil into a better and more just country. And it was by walking all over our country that I could see from close the suffering burning the soul and the hope shining again in the eyes of our people. I saw indignation with the many wrong things that are happening and the wish to improve one’s life again.

Brazil | Brazil Mourns Loss Of Its National Museum

Brazil’s National Museum is burning to the ground as rescue workers try to salvage what they can of the building that housed a large collection of Amazonian history.

The Museu Nacional (National Museum of Brazil) caught on fire Sunday night taking with it the historical museum’s collection of more than 20 million items ranging from Egyptian artifacts to Brazil’s oldest known human fossil.

Brazil | After 26 days, Brazilian activists end hunger strike, point out victories

by Cristiane Sampaio

The hunger strike held by seven activists in Brasília, capital city of Brazil, ended on Saturday, after 26 days. The announcement was made during a solidarity rally staged by supporters and organizations that took part in the protest.

Brazil | Tens of thousands ‘register’ Brazil’s Lula as presidential candidate

by Leonardo Fernandes

For the first time in Brazil’s history, a presidential candidate was registered with the electoral court by thousands of Brazilians.

Approximately 50,000 people gathered on Wednesday in Brasília, the capital city of the country, to register ex-president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva as the Workers’ Party candidate for president in the October elections.