Brazil’s Nightmare

“Brazil did not deserve to go through what is going on.” “When are we going to wake up?”,

The answer to this indignant question is in the historical speech of former President Luís Inácio Lula da Silva at the place where he began his political life as the leader of the strikes against the military dictatorship in the late 1970s, the Metalworkers Union of São Bernardo do Campo on the day March 10, 2021.

Brazil is living a horrible nightmare with the destruction of sovereignty, the economy, of encouragement and hope for the future, and mainly the destruction of its own people.

Over 330.000 Brazilians died and according to epidemiologists, Brazil will have 100,000 more deaths from covid-19 in April alone and will reach almost 600,000 by the end of the first half. The projections were made by the University of Washington, in the United States.

Even away from the Planalto Palace, former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva has used his political influence to strengthen the fight against the pandemic in Brazil and without the rest of the countries of the global south, he suggested to the President of the United States, Joe Biden, to call for an emergency G20 meeting.

Other than that, the economy is collapsing and the people are feeling the effects in the worst way.

The Brazilian Research Network on Sovereignty and Food Security denounced that more than 50% of the population of the South American country does not have full and permanent access to food. In addition to the effects of the pandemic, 19.1 million people are starving in Brazil. And for those who know Lula’s career, know that combating hunger was one of his main campaign platforms.

Despite being a man of struggle, a man of the people, Lula is being very realistic in relation to how dire the situation in the country is and how Bolsonaro is a genocide, he always regrets saying “how deaths are being normalised” and also that “Many of them could have been avoided, if we had a government that would make the elementary”, said Lula at the event at the headquarters of the Metalworkers Union of São Bernardo do Campo.

Although his political rights have been restored and he is the politician most likely to combat the far right wave in Brazil and stop Bolsonaro’s reelection, his name also faces strong resistance from sectors of the middle class and other parties that in the past supported the coup against Dilma Roussef and the election of Bolsonaro himself.

In these last days the Brazilians have experienced a dizzying evolution of events. Lula is, today, the historical subject of our time who is able to interrupt the continuation of the fascist project in order to start the restoration of democracy and promote the reconstruction of Brazil.

It is painful for a leader who elevated Brazil to the 5th world economy 10 years ago, removed the country from the hunger map and removed more than 40 million Brazilians from poverty, accepting that his nation has been turned into the world’s cemetery .

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  1. SleepingDog says:

    Would a Lula presidency have any effect on the USAmerican economic warfare (illegal embargoes etc) deployed against South/Central America and Caribbean targets?

  2. Kevin Hattie says:

    I imagine Lula running off against Bolsonaro will make for an explosive election.

    I’ve been keeping an eye on Ecuador’s election, and I sincerely hope they can opt for the Leftist candidate over the IMF’s favoured guy. It is good to see the Bolivian government sending back the loan the country received during the coup.

  3. Gordon Purvis says:

    I find it problematic that Lula wants a political comeback. I watched his recent interview on CNN with Amanpour and was dismayed to see a lack of self reflection over the mistakes of his Presidency and Dilma’s ill fated term. Beware of former leaders wanting to come back into politics?

    None of that of course takes away from the disaster of the Bolsonaro regime which continues both damage Brazil interntionally as well as interally. Equally, that should not take away from the huge achievements made in the Lula years but really is Lula coming back the answer?

  4. Nottheonly1 says:

    Brazil’s nightmare is the nightmare the Brazilians brought upon themselves. Another by christianity dominated country goes down the drain. Bolivia showed the way, but those Brazilian people that would be able to change the situation – won’t move a finger. The great reset works best in countries controlled by religion.
    Ironically, there is a biblical proverb stating:

    One should not fill new wine into old wineskins.

    Where is the Youth? Whatssupping their days away? Soccer? Samba? Carneval? The failure of the Brazilian society is a failure of setting priorities. Every country is “the people’s country” – not the country of corrupt, fascist political entities. The sole chance for a change to the better in Brazil and elsewhere is Direct Democracy. When those who are most affected by the sordid policies of the professional politrickans, by the constant manipulations from the msm of the owners of Brazil – will have the ultimate say in affairs that make their lives either miserable, or worth living.

    Brazil too, has now record numbers of suicides, domestic violence, murder and crime. Every fascist state is a failed state to begin with. Direct Democracy is the best insurance – or defence – against fascism. Bolivia showed the way – removing the bible once more out of the Bolivian assembly.

    What is unfolding on Earth at this moment is nothing short of Karma for the evil acts christianity has wrought on people that were complete without this organized delusional religion. Indigenous folks from Alaska to Southern Argentina knew how to survive without destroying their peers and the planet.

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