BRAZIL POLITICS: ‘Brazil Wasn’t Meant to Be the Crap That It Has Become’: Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva Says

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By Politicoscope August 21, 2017 15:48

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“There’s still hope for this country. It wasn’t meant to be the crap that it has become. The country is too great for this”, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva Says the former president told supporters at a rally in Feira de Santana (Bahia). Lula has stated that he plans on running for the presidency again in 2018.

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BRAZIL POLITICS: ‘Brazil Wasn’t Meant to Be the Crap That It Has Become’: Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva Says

Former president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva (PT) cast the country’s current situation in a grim light on the morning of Saturday the 19th, in Bahia.

“There’s still hope for this country. It wasn’t meant to be the crap that it has become. The country is too great for this”, the former president told supporters at a rally in Feira de Santana (Bahia). Lula has stated that he plans on running for the presidency again in 2018.

The Workers’ Party leader is on a twenty-day tour through the Northeastern states of Brazil as he prepares for next year’s campaign – that is, as long as the country’s courts don’t bar him from running.

After making the statement, he apologized for the language he used. One hour later, in front of a group of militants of the Landless Worker’s Movement (MST or Movimento dos Trabalhadores Rurais Sem Terra), Lula said he felt like a rooster in a cock fight.

The former president criticized the media and said that the entrepreneurial class was ungrateful. He then said that his adversaries were worried about his candidacy because they all “know what will happen”.

During his speech, he said that he had been toning his voice down so that when he arrived at one of the towns on his itinerary, it didn’t seem like he was ‘clucking’.

“I need to make my debut like I’m a rooster in a cock fight, like I’m spitting feathers.” When speaking of the “people who turned his life into a living hell”, he said that, unlike politicians, he doesn’t just put his tail between his legs.

“I fear God, but I’m not scared of humans.”

The former president is facing six lawsuits, most of which are connected to Operation Car Wash (Lava Jato), or its ramifications. He was sentenced to prison for 9 years and 6 months for corruption by Judge Sergio Moro, who considered that he was guilty of accepting a beachfront triplex apartment in Guarujá (São Paulo) from construction firm OAS.

Former president Lula is scheduled to testify before judge Moro again on September 13th, in Curitiba (Paraná).

– folha


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