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Former Brazilian President Lula da Silva

Former Brazilian President Lula da Silva
Photo Credit: Reuters

For some time now, as the political crisis in Brazil escalated, I have found it difficult to write about the shenanigans of Brazil’s corrupt political class and their Big Business collaborators to oust the democratically elected President Dilma Rousseff of the Workers’ Party (Partido dos Trabalhadores).

Today, I mourn the death of democracy in Brazil and the triumph of Big Business. For those readers who only follow news reports from the West, I share with you an update of the situation from the leftist Latin American news media, TeleSUR.

Readers fluent in Portuguese can follow developments on the official website of the Workers’ Party at http://www.pt.org.br/

Social mobilization could be now the last resort to save Brazil’s democracy.

Former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva spent Friday speaking with leaders from Brazil’s social movement and trade union organizations in an effort to create a new “broad front” to resist the parliamentary coup that saw democratically-elected President Dilma Rouseff ousted from power. 

Read complete article at TeleSUR.