Haddad Visits Lula: Ex-president Will Not Trade Dignity for Freedom

Camila Vida The Workers’ Party presidential candidate in Brazil’s upcoming elections, Fernando Haddad, visited his fellow party member and ex-president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva on Monday. After their meeting, Haddad spoke with journalists about the former president’s insights on recent voting intention polls, saying Lula is not willing to trade his dignity for his…

Stedile: Brazilian Election is About Class Struggle

Eduardo Miranda Electing a president and state and federal representatives who have a commitment to workers is how the people will be able to overturn the impacts of measures that affected basic rights such as health, education, and safety, according to João Pedro Stedile, from the board of the Landless Workers’ Movement (MST). Stedile spoke with…

Lessons from Nicaragua

Stephen Sefton Apologists for the attempted coup in Nicaragua hemorrhage credibility with every week that passes. Both inside and outside Nicaragua, reality is fast catching up with their falsehoods and distortions. Last week, the New York Times revealed US government involvement in plans for a military coup in Venezuela, confirming long standing accusations by the…

Brazil: Lula, Workers’ Party Hand Over Presidential Candidacy to Fernando Haddad

Former Brazilian president and Workers’ Party (PT) co-founder Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva Tuesday handed over his presidential candidacy to vice president running mate, Fernando Haddad at an event by the party in front of the prison in which the former president has been held since April over a controversial corruption conviction. Former Brazilian president and Workers’ Party…

PT Rejects Interference by the Army in the Brazilian Electoral Process

Cuba Debate The Workers Party (PT) of Brazil repudiated the statements of military commander,  General Eduardo Villas Boas, about the ex-president Luis Inácio Lula da Silva, as “authoritarian and unconstitutional”. The National Executive Committee of the PT said it is a very serious issue that a  high ranking commander is granted the right to directly …

Report: 87 Companies Control World Agricultural Production

Brazilian version of Agrifood Atlas provides a comprehensive picture of the agriculture industry in Brazil and the world Rute Pina, Brasil de Fato Eighty-seven corporations alone, based in 30 countries, control the entire world’s agribusiness supply chain. This includes beverage and meat-packing giants, such as Coca-Cola, AmBev, JBS, and Unilever, but also technology companies such…

Brazil’s Supreme Court Denies Appeal to Allow Lula’s Candidacy

Brazil’s Supreme Court Minister Luiz Edson Fachin denied the petition requesting the annulment of the Brazilian Electoral Tribunal’s decision blocking the candidacy for the Presidency of Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva for the Workers’ Party. Justice Edson Fachin, in a decision posted on the court’s website, ruled against the request from Lula’s legal team, which…

Brazil: Police Seek Charges Against President Temer

Brazil’s Federal Police have requested charges be brought against President Michel Temer for corruption and money laundering, alleging that his Democratic Party received US$2.41 million in bribes from Odebrecht in 2014. The Brazilian construction, Odebrecht, remains at the heart of a regional corruption scandal. The police claim that Temer engaged in the crimes of passive…

What the Empire Wants in Brazil

Randy Alonso Falcón Translation by Internationalist 360° The electoral disqualification of Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva is the final chapter (although not concluded) of the dirty political campaign against the Brazilian left, initiated with the spurious parliamentary-media-judicial process that took Dilma Rousseff out of the presidency. The session of the Superior Electoral Court, which almost…

Electoral Authorities Ban Lula From Presidential Race

Lula’s Defense says TSE ruling violates Elections Law and will challenge it Brasil de Fato After the judgment of the Superior Electoral Court (TSE) on Friday (31), which invalidated the registration of Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva’s candidacy, the defense of the PT candidate claims that he will continue to fight by all meansavailable  so…