Lula's release and hope of another "Pink Tide"

 


The full name is Luiz Inácio Lula da, Silva. But the world knows him as Lula da Silva. Lula is a proverbial figure in the modern socialist movement in Latin America. 

A leader of hardworking people. For a long time, US hegemony and multinational corporations have been opposed to Lula and his people-centred independent policies. 

This dissatisfaction with the Americans drove Lula out of politics and put her in jail. The goal was to stop Lula's plans to seize Brazil's natural resources. But Lula is proud to be back.

The history of Latin America over the last few hundred years has been as bloody as that of the Middle East. 

Wherever pro-people leaders have come to power, the Americans have either staged military coups or used the courts to bring about a change of power. 

And they did it in the name of democracy, development and freedom. A recent example is Venezuela, Bolivia, or Chile decades ago. Brazil, the largest country in Latin America, has not been spared the game of "establishing democracy" by the United States. 

At the beginning of the new century, when the highly effective poverty alleviation program of Lula de Silva and Dilma Rousseff began to change the lives of the poor people of Brazil, the pro-Western bourgeoisie was irritated. Political instability began.

The bourgeoisie and the media continue to raise allegations of 'corruption'.
Just when the anti-Lula ground was ready, a US-backed section of the Brazilian judiciary appeared to be working on the law.

 'Operation Carwash' was conducted. Lula and his party, the Workers' Party, were the target of a US-backed campaign.

 Realizing that Lula and his comrades could not be lost in the politics of voting, the West planned to oust Lula and his comrades by using the Brazilian court.

 Brazil's dictatorial President Jair Bolsonaro became law minister after Sergio Moro, the chief justice of Operation Carwash, died. 

The reader must understand that Lula was their goal, not corruption. Lula was sentenced to 25 years in prison in 2017 on a mock trial.

Lula could not participate in the 2018 elections due to being convicted under criminal law. Lula has just been released after serving more than 18 months in jail.

Lula brought prosperity to almost all areas of Brazil's low-income life, including education, health, and the economy. It started with 'Bolsa Familia' or family allowance.

 In this formula, low-income families with a monthly income of less than 35 USD would be paid an allowance of 60 USD per child if their children went to school and remained crime-free. (The Economist, July 2010). 

This project started a new chapter in the lives of the lower class people in Brazil. It decreased juvenile delinquency.

As of 2010, the project has benefited about 1.5 million families and 50 million people, one in six households in Brazil at the time. The reader will be surprised to know that Lula had to spend only 0.5 per cent of Brazil's GDP to alleviate this huge poverty. 

At the same time, the minimum wage was raised from 100 USD to 200 USD. Similar changes were made in the education, health, and communication sectors ( Lula and His Politics of Cunning: From Metal Workers to the President of Brazil). 

These programs made Lula so popular that when he left office in 2011, his popularity was over 90 per cent. That's why Obama called Lula the most popular politician in the world.

Lula's candidacy in the 2022 presidential election is not yet clear. However, Lula's return is undoubtedly a turning point in the anti-hegemonic movement in Latin America. 


Following in the footsteps of Salvador Allende, in early 2000, Latin America began to select the friends of the poor working people. This movement is known as the Pink Tide.

 This social and anti-American movement elected Hugo Chavez in 1999, Lula in 2003, Ivo Morales in 2006 and Rafael Correa in Ecuador as president. Although the terrain was different, all those elected were leaders of the masses, against capitalism and American exploitation.


But in recent times, the United States has been trying to oust Venezuelan Maduro by imposing a series of economic blockades, military coups, and has succeeded in cancelling Morales' election in Bolivia. 

All of this led to a kind of frustration between whites and anti-American hegemony. But Lula's return brings new life to the frustration. 

Elections will be held in 2021 in Mexico, Argentina, Paraguay, Nicaragua and Honduras. Lula's presence in these elections could shake the position of pro-Americans. 

So again the dream of another new Pink Tide has started. The impact of Lula's arrival will not be limited to Latin American politics. China, Russia, Iran and Turkey will breathe a sigh of relief also.

Lula's successor, Dilma Rousseff, was illegally removed from the presidency in August 2016. Rousseff's removal was confirmed in March, when the largest party in her coalition, the Brazilian Democratic Movement Party, withdrew its support for the president. 

The Saudi-backed Al Noor Party in Egypt in 2013 did the same thing that the Movement Party of Brazil did with US support. Egypt has fallen into the hands of the dictatorial Sisi due to a reckless decision, and Brazil has fallen into the hands of Bolsonaro, the favourite person of the West. 

Interested readers will remember that in 2016, about 10,000 kilometres away from Brazil, there will be an army coup in Turkey.

There was a struggle. The people's government of Brazil was overthrown using the legislature and the military was used in Turkey. The people of Brazil lost that day to US hegemony, but the people of Turkey did not.

Lula, Maduro, Morales have worked hard for the betterment of the people of their country. In almost all sectors including food, education, health, they have cancelled the prescription of the UN, IMF and the World Bank and taken their programs forward. 

This is because these prescriptions do not alleviate poverty but rather ensure Western interests in the natural resources of non-European countries and keep people in a certain cycle. 

In a big sense, the poverty program that the United Nations, the IMF and the World Bank have been pursuing on the African continent since World War II has not reduced poverty at all but has taken over almost all natural resources in the name of free trade. 

In the land of Latin America that gave birth to Castro, Allende, Chavez, Lula and Dilma, imperialism does not seem to be able to do much good there. It will be difficult for the Americans to keep the masses of these regions in the circle of hunger, poverty and exploitation in the name of democracy.

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