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Brazil: Bolsonaro’s VP Running Mate Calls Africans ‚Dirt-Bags‘

During his eight-year presidency, Lula visited 27 African countries on 12 different occasions, more than all of his predecessors combined, and often spoke of his country’s „historic debt“ to the millions of Africans forcibly brought to Brazil and made to work as slaves for centuries, according to the BBC.

01.09.2018 - 08:17 [ New York Times ]

Brazilian Court Rules That ‘Lula’ Cannot Run for President

Brazil’s top electoral court ruled on Friday that former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, who is serving a 12-year sentence for corruption, cannot run for a third term, eliminating the front-runner in a race many see as a struggle between democracy and due process.

Mr. da Silva, a two-time president who left office in 2011 with a record-high approval rating, has become a polarizing figure. Many supporters remain loyal to the metalworker who rose from the factory floor to the presidency and improved the lives of millions of the country’s poorest, giving him a wide lead in polls ahead of the Oct. 7 vote.

21.08.2018 - 23:07 [ teleSUR ]

Brazil: Marielle Franco’s Family Requests Protection After Death Threats

Family members of slain Black activist and Rio de Janeiro city councilwoman Marielle Franco have requested state protection due to repeated threats and hate speech. The request was submitted to the State Secretary of Security, Richard Nunes, Monday, during a meeting at the Integrated Center of Command and Control (CICC).

05.07.2018 - 19:12 [ teleSUR ]

Brazil: Military General Calls for Gag Order in Marielle Franco Probe

General Walter Braga Netto, leader of Brazil’s federal intervention in the state of Rio de Janeiro, has aligned himself with the country’s Senate-imposed president Michel Temer and issued a call for no information to be released to the public from the investigation into the assassination of Black activist and city councilwoman Marielle Franco.

31.05.2018 - 13:04 [ Dailymotion ]

Danny Glover in Brazil

U.S. actor Danny Glover is in Brazil this week to meet the parents of murdered councillor Marielle Franco. He will also meet social movements and government officials to discuss the case.

31.05.2018 - 12:58 [ teleSUR ]

Actor Danny Glover Joins Free Lula Occupiers in Brazil

On Monday, Glover had breakfast with the family of Marielle Franco, the city-council member and LGBT activist murdered in Rio de Janeiro. During a trip to Brazil to show solidarity with popular movements and leaders, actor Danny Glover arrived in Curitiba where former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva is currently imprisoned to join occupier protesters at the Free Lula Vigil.

02.05.2018 - 20:22 [ teleSUR ]

‚Free or Jailed‘ Lula Will Be Elected President: Dilma

Whether “free or imprisoned,” Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva “will be elected president” of Brazil following October’s general election according to former Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff. Speaking during a visit to Buenos Aires, Argentina on Workers‘ Day she said Lula had become more than an individual, “he is an idea” that has “converted into the symbol of Brazil, of opportunities of which the people can grow.”

17.04.2018 - 21:07 [ teleSUR ]

International Day of Campesino Struggle Marked in Latin America

Every year, on April 17, social movements and Campesinos commemorate the International Day of Campesino Struggle to honor the 19 campesinos of Brazil’s Landless Workers’ Movement murdered by Brazilian military in the northern state of Para on April 17, 1996 during a protest to demand their right to land.

05.04.2018 - 12:29 [ telesur ]

Brazil: Military Chief Accused of Intimidating Judges into Ruling Against Lula

“We cannot definitively destroy the fragile democracy that remains for us. It’s necessary that everybody maintains their responsibility and respect the Constitution and the presumption of innocence. It’s unacceptable that Globo insists on repeating the past and incite a coup,“ said former Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff in response to Villas-Boas comments.