Lula: "We have to ask God to win Martinez in Uruguay" – 09/11/2019

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The former Brazilian president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, one day after leaving prison, said that we must pray for the Broad Front candidate Daniel Martinez win the elections in Uruguay and he demanded that his country follow the examples of Argentina and Chile against "neoliberalism".

"We have to ask God to win Martinez in Uruguay"Lula said in his first mass act since leaving the prison where he was convicted of corruption since April 2018. And often he added that there is" to be in solidarity with the people of Venezuela", although not to mention the ruler Nicolas Maduro, whom he has supported since his coming to power.

"They saw in Argentina, that Companion Alberto (Fernandez) and Companion Cristina (Fernandez) gave (Mauricio) Macri a left foot and won the elections"said Lula.

He also said that "Chile is the model" that the president of Brazil, Jair Bolsonaro, "wants to build" and said that "that's why Chileans are on the street" and protesting daily for weeks, "in combat against neoliberalism" .

He also cited the protests that, in the opposite direction, occur in Bolivia, where thousands of people have taken the streets of La Paz and other cities to demand the resignation of President Evo Morales, for an alleged fraud in the recent elections.

"Comrade Evo won the elections, made the best government since Bolivia was founded, created social policies and was elected again, but the right does not accept the result," said Lula at an event held in Sao Bernardo do Campo, a neighboring city Sao Paulo began its political life in the 1970s.

Lula also reserved some criticism for the president of the United States, Donald Trump, who said he should "take care of his country," because "he has not been elected to be the sheriff of the world."

In reference to Trump, he also assured that he is among those who, three decades ago, "celebrated the fall of the Berlin Wall and today want to build walls on the border with Mexico."

Before the act, the Brazilian former president He had already expressed himself in similar terms, but in a message he sent to a meeting of the Puebla Group, which is held in Buenos Aires and brings together progressive leaders from a dozen countries.

"Being free, I am looking forward to returning, I have a goal in the idea of ​​building a very strong Latin American integration, I still continue with the dream of building our great Latin America," Lula said in his message.



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