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'Brazil's Judiciary Lost Its Masks' Amid Lula Legal Fight: Ex-Justice Minister

"Lula is our candidate and we will go to the last consequences," said Eugenio Aragao, law professor and former justice minister under former President Dilma Rousseff's government, in an exclusive interview with teleSUR to explain the complex legal and political situation that the country is living.

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Brazilian university to offer law course on 2016 political coup

Earlier this month, Ms Rousseff gave an inaugural speech to mark the opening of the new course, titled A Coup Deemed Impeachment, at theFederal University of Minas Gerais(UFMG) in the city of Belo Horizonte.


Bolsonaro's Early Lead: Uncertainty In Brazil's Elections

Brazil is expected to hold the first round of its elections on October 7. Polls show right-wing candidate Jair Bolsonaro leading a race without Lula, who is in jail.It is too early to predict the outcome because Brazil's elections are held in 2 rounds and special circumstances make it complex.Market


Brazil’s “Other” Election – and Why It’s So Important

I watched results of the 2014 general elections from the newsroom ofFolha de S.Paulo, most likely Brazil’s most important newspaper. Of course, everyone’s eyes were glued to the presidential contest. It’s hard to remember this now, because the 2018 election is suchan extraordinary interesting mess,


Turning the Page in Brazil: An Interview with Priscila Chammas

“The vast majority of political parties in Brazil have no ideology whatsoever. They are crony parties who trade political and economic favors, and they do so with those who offer more, regardless of principles or values.”


The coup d’�tat of 2016, the current stage and the tasks of the Left

1. The dismissal of President Dilma Rousseff of the Workers ’ Party (PT), first in the House of Representatives on April 17, 2016, and then confirmed in the Senate on August 31, 2016, was an institutional coup, similar to what had happened before, in Latin America, Honduras and Paraguay. Michel Teme


Brazil: Dilma to Open University Course on 2016 'Coup'

Former Brazilian PresidentDilma Rousseffwill participate, as a professor, in the inaugural Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG) course titled “A Coup Deemed Impeachment,” which addresses the motives and process behind the parliamentary impeachment process against Brazil's first female president


Jailed Lula Endorsed by Workers’ Party for Brazil's Top Job

Brazil’s left-wing Workers’ Party formally endorsed Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva in the upcoming presidential election, even though the former leader’s been in jail since April. Former President Dilma Rousseff, removed from office in 2016, is also hoping for a comeback.


Brazil: PT Confirms Lula's Candidacy, Gives 8-Point Gov't Plan

"Lula is our candidate for the republic's presidency," said Gleissi Hoffmann, PT president. A candidate for the vice presidency has yet to be named.


Big Brazil party makes 1st presidential bid in 24 years

The large, centrist party has a history of forming coalitions with other parties, playing kingmaker. Temer was elected vice president under Workers' Party candidate Dilma Rousseff, who was impeached in 2016.


Largest US Union Federation Releases Manifesto Supporting Lula

The American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations, (AFL-CIO), the largest central union in the United States, has released a manifesto titled “In Defence of Democracy in Brazil,” supporting former Brazilian PresidentLuiz Inacio Lula da Silva's release from jail and his right


Brazil: Who Is Judge Sergio Moro? Lula's Jailer With No Proof

FormerBrazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silvawas charged, interrogated, convicted and sentenced to over 12 years in prison by Judge Sergio Moro without a shred of evidence. So who exactly is this judicial maverick who's consistently denied higher court rulings favoring Lula's defence team?RELA


Facebook takes down right-wing fake news network ahead of Brazil election: Sources

Facebook on Wednesday took down a network of pages and accounts used to spread fake news by members of a right-wing Brazilian activist group, sources told Reuters, as part of a crackdown ahead of an election in October. Facebook deactivated 196 pages and 87 accounts in Brazil for their part in "a co


Brazil Marks Candelaria Massacre with an Expanded White Police State

RIO DE JANEIRO —“I don’t believe Brazil is made for change. Returning to my country, though I’d like to, is something that will take a long time, if it’s ever possible one day.”


Brazil's Dilma Rousseff: 'Lula Still Dominates Political Life'

Brazil's former President Dilma Rousseff has described her mentor, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, as continuing to dominate political life in the country, despite beingincarcerated on questionable corruption charges.


Lula is Brazil's "hope," says ex-president Rousseff

HAVANA, July 15 (Xinhua) -- Brazil's ex-President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, who is serving a 12-year-one-month jail term for alleged corruption, represents "hope" for millions of Brazilians, former leader Dilma Rousseff said on Sunday.


It’s a Lula Election in Brazil. Again.

Believe it or not, for the eighth consecutive time, it appears Brazil’s presidential election will largely revolve around one man: Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva.


Brazil's Judicial Civil War Over The Fate of Former President Lula Risks Provoking a Wider Conflict - Eurasia Future

In April of this year, Brazil’s former left-populist President President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva was jailed by the country’s Supreme Court on corruption charges that are widely believed both inside and out of Brazil to have been motivated by a desire to prevent him from seeking a third term in off


Brazil’s Workers Party: Time to End Denials and Make Honest Self-criticism

The Brazilian Workers Party is not a Maoist party, but it should take one of his sayings to heart: “with the weapon of criticism and self-criticism, we can get rid of a bad style and keep the good.” Of course, self-criticism could be helpful for all the parties at this time of widespread disillusion


Less than 100 days before elections, half of Brazilians support no candidate

With general elections in Brazil less than 100 days away, polls show half of the country’s population supporting none of the prospective candidates. Masses of workers and poor have been radicalized by the effects of the world capitalist crisis and the debacle of the commodity-exporting model adopted