Brazilian prosecutors take step closer to political elite

Joe Leahy and Aline Rocha – Financial Times, 7/27/2015

Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, Brazil’s firebrand former president, told a weekend meeting of trade unionists that the country’s political left was suffering from “persecution”.

Unnamed “elitists” were jealous of the achievements of his left-leaning ruling Workers’ party (PT) in raising the living standards of the poor, he said.

“What we see on the television looks like the Nazis criminalising the Jewish people,” he said. Mr Lula da Silva was right about one thing — the PT-led ruling coalition is under pressure as never before. But rather than Nazis, the “persecutors” are Brazil’s increasingly proactive and independent federal police, public prosecutors and judges.

Read more…

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s