Power

Without Lula, what does the Brazilian left plan to do?

Brazilian left lula arrested
Lula has been the main leader of the Brazilian left. Photo: Ricardo Stuckert

During a speech given on Saturday, April 7, just prior to turning himself in to the Federal Police, former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva praised two young leaders of the Brazilian left: Guilherme Boulous, the leader of the Homeless Workers’ Movement, and member of the Socialism and Liberty Party (PSOL); and Manuela Dávila, a congresswoman from the Communist Party of Brazil (PCdoB).

“I can’t repay the gratitude, care, and respect you’ve dedicated towards me all these years. I want to tell you, Guilherme and Manuela, that I’m proud to watch two young leaders fight for the right to become...

Access all of The Brazilian Report
Start your 7-day free trial.
Free trial