Brazil’s former president slams Bolsonaro for disrespecting science

Thousands of supporters of the Landless Worker’s Movement MST Saturday (19/3) welcomed Brazil’s former president and future leader, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva – or as he is often called Lula – at a rally in Londrina, in the state of Parana.

Lula thanked those who gathered at the camp known as “Vigilia Lula Livre,” outside the prison where Lula was held for 580 days in Curitiba.

The settlement called Eli Vive, where this rally was held, was created by Lula in 2009. At that time he gave possession of 7,500 hectares of land to 501 families or about three thousand people, who camped there for five years.

The former president also criticized Presidents Jair Bolsonaro and Sergio Moro, who are likely to be his opponents in the 2022 presidential election.

Polls show Lula is still in the lead, with nearly half of the surveys always supporting her. [em/ft]