[News] Lula: Brazil 'Cannot Submit to US Imperialism' in Venezuela
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Wed Feb 27 11:10:58 EST 2019
Lula: Brazil 'Cannot Submit to US Imperialism' in Venezuela
Feb 27th 2019 */(easy to see why the US worked to de-stabilize Brazil
and bring in a rightwing government)//
Brazil’s former president Luiz Inacio Lula Da Silva spoke out from
prison against the U.S. using Brazil as a puppet to intervene in
Venezuela, saying that current Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro is
“submissive” to the U.S. by joining its attack on Venezuela.
In a letter to the editors of the “alternative” news outlet Nocaute,
Lula states, “We cannot allow Brazil to submit to the United States. We
can not turn Brazil over to imperialism.”
Lula was imprisoned in April 2018 after being convicted in the
region-wide Lava Jato corruption case but is internationally recognized
as a political prisoner. Being in custody for nearly a year prevented
the widely popular politician from carrying out a full campaign for last
October’s presidential elections, paving the way for far-right Jair
Bolsonaro to win at the polls.
The former head of state goes on to say in his handwritten letter: “We
cannot turn Brazil over to imperialism. (Our) fight for sovereignty is a
demonstration of patriotism and dignity.” The Workers’ Party (PT) leader
says that “Venezuela’s issue is not for Americans.”
Lula called attention to the misinformation regarding Venezuela
the international mass media stating, “just to say that the people are
starving, and not to mention the (U.S.) blockade, is a dirty trick.”
The U.S. administration under President Donald Trump has been escalating
economic sanctions against the oil-rich country of Venezuela since at
least August 2017. The measures have severely limited the country’s
ability to do business with and receive imports from foreign nations,
with just the latest sanctions, which hit the oil sector, allegedly
costing the Venezuelan economy US $30 million a day. The loss in
national revenue pales in comparison to the US$20 million in U.S.
failed to make it into Venezuela from Colombia over the weekend.
“The (economic) block is killing children, innocent men and women, and
the Americans are experts at blocking, Cuba can attest to that,” says
Lula to the Nocaute editor Fernando de Morais and journalist, Ana Roxo.
Bolsonaro's government allowed two trucks with the supposed aid to go to
the border with Venezuela last Saturday in an attempt to forcibly enter
this "aid" into Venezuela against the sovereignty of the Bolivarian nation.
“Love will always win. The truth will always win. We will win because we
have the truth,” wrote Lula from his prison in Curitiba, Brazil. “Dear
Fernando, I continue to affirm: I do not change my dignity for my
freedom. I am sure, History will absolve me (Fidel),” ended the social
movement and political party leader.
The political prisoner
recently sentenced to another 12 years on top of those he has
already been serving since nearly a year ago.
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