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Interview with Brazil's Ex-President Lula From Prison, Discussing Global Threats, Neoliberalism, Bolsonaro, Venezuela, and More

 

May 22, 2019 (Investorideas.com Newswire) The Intercept has published an exclusive interview by co-founding editor Glenn Greenwald with Brazilian ex-president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, who is currently serving a long prison sentence in a federal police building in Curitiba, in the state of Paraná.

In an insightful one-hour interview with Greenwald, Lula spoke about the political nature of the "Operation Car Wash" investigation, the election of Jair Bolsonaro in 2018, the rise of far-right governments and politicians globally, the failings of neoliberal policies, and his "strong beliefs" that the U.S. Department of Justice is involved in the investigations that led to his imprisonment and on Dilma Rousseff's impeachment.

English link: https://theintercept.com/2019/05/22/lula-brazil-ex-president-prison-interview/

Portuguese link: https://theintercept.com/2019/05/21/greenwald-entrevista-lula-bolsonaro-nova-politica/

YouTube link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=93MgeyNqc_k&t=2371s

When asked by Greenwald on the "Car Wash" investigations, Lula responded: "I have no doubt, Glenn, that everything that's happened in connection with Operation Car Wash has been to prevent Lula from running for president. […] Operation Car Wash has been gradually changing into a political operation that benefits whoever participates in it."

Lula continues: "I'm the president who sent the highest number of students to university, who opened the most public universities, who launched the most technical schools in the history of the country, who had the largest policies of distribution of wealth, who raised the minimum wage the most, and who helped the most in settling the landless."

On Trump's election, Lula said: "Trump's victory was due to him having the right kind of discourse for the white blue-collar workers, you know, from the automobile industry, who were unemployed. He promised the obvious: more jobs for Americans." At the end of the interview, Lula insisted on offering a statement on the current crisis in Venezuela: "Venezuela deserves its own sovereignty, they have the right to self-determination, and Venezuela's problems are Venezuelans' problem, they're not the USA's problems. Trump should take care of the U.S. and stop sticking his nose where he's not wanted."

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