COVID-19: “Only a strong state is going to take care of the people,” says Lula

Former Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva. Getty images BO Staff Writer Former President of Brazil, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, has taken to social media networks to point out the important role that the State should play in the face of the Covid-19 pandemic. In a video circulating on social networker platforms said, …

Lula released from prison

Photo credit: Democratic Underground By BO Staff Writer On Friday, former leftist Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva was released from prison by Judge Danilo Perreira Jr. He was serving a twelve year sentence of imprisonment following convictions on bogus charges of corruption and money laundering relating to the renovation of a beachfront apartment. …

Stedile on Brazil elections: ‘Projects and interests will become clear in runoff’

By BO Staff Writer This article was originally published on Brasil de Fato Radio. MST leader, João Pedro Stedile speaks on the presidential race between Workers’ Party’s Fernando Haddad and far-right candidate Jair Bolsonaro. After votes were counted last Sunday and confirmed a second round between Brazilian presidential candidates Fernando Haddad and Jair Bolsonaro, the member of …

Well wishes to Brazil’s Workers’ Party in 2018 national elections – BLF

By BO Staff Writer The following statement was previously published on the Black First Land First website and is now reissued by Black Opinion: Black First Land First (BLF) wishes Brazil’s Workers’ Party (PT) of the imprisoned people’s president, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, well in the forthcoming general elections starting on 7 October 2018. …