This report is bound to ruffle feathers. Though it shouldn’t. I’ve always used my site to share my thoughts and allow for others to share theirs. Agree. Disagree. And, why? It’s silly to believe everyone is going to agree with me at all times. That’s not possible.
It’s silly for others to believe I’m going to agree with them at all times. Another impossibility.
That said, aspersion and insinuation have no place in a productive discussion. Wild accusations are just that- wild accusations- they originate with the person/s making them and are a reflection of their own attitude.
Lula is a man. He is fallible like all of us. He is not a god. He is not a saviour. He is a politician. Always questionable characters in my opinion. His election win in Brazil- was certainly not a resounding win by any measure. The January 6 rerun served Lula in the way the Jan 6 original show served Biden. Same trick. Different country. Therefore I cannot understand what I perceive as a messianic form of hero worship around this man? It makes zero sense to me.
Lula actions that leave me scratching my head:
- Since Lula’s been at the helm of Brazil I’ve noticed his appeasing of Ukraine’s activities in a way his predecessor was not.
The most recent stunner came from none other than the Ukrainian Congress
“During a visit to Argentina on Monday, the newly elected President of Brazil, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, condemned Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and the Russian occupation of Ukrainian territory, Universo Online (UOL), one of the most famous Brazilian publications, reported.
UOL notes that the day before, the Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) and the Ukrainian-Brazilian Central Representation (UBCR) appealed to the president to increase support for Ukraine in 2023″
And he obliged by condemning Russia
Ukrainian Congress included this in their statement:
“Jair Bolsonaro, Brazil’s previous president, refused to give public assessments of Russian Federation’s actions in Ukraine and to condemn the criminal Russian military aggression.”
Lula has attempted to stop the privatization of public assets. From the most recent reports it appears his moves may have come to late to change what Bolsanaro had put into place. I disagree with Bolsanaro having done this in principal because state assets are always more profitable for the state to hold onto. That said if this had already been signed off on Lula would have known this. He’s been around the block quite a few times. Did he claim this asset will not be sold as a PR move only to claim afterwards his hands were tied? Which maybe they are. But if they are he would have known when he made his declaration. He has adviser and lawyers to inform him every step of the way.
“Petrobras (PETR4.SA) could face lawsuits for breach of contract after the company halted planned asset sales at the request of Brazilian leftist President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva’s government, specialist lawyers said on Friday.”
“Lula appointee Petrobras Chief Executive Jean Paul Prates told reporters on Thursday “everything is halted for analysis.” Petrobras has yet to formally confirm its decision to the government.”
Halted for analysis- decision to stop the sale unconfirmed
“”There is no possibility of suspending signed contracts. There is no stipulation for that,” Alexandre Calmon, lead partner of law firm Campos Mello Advogados’ energy area, told Reuters.
“That would be a breach of contract,” he said, adding if “Petrobras fails to do something that it is obligated to do, it can be held responsible.”
What’s going to come of this situation? I don’t know. It may be very costly to get out of these contracts. So costly, in fact, that it may not be worth hanging on to Petrobas.
National Vaccine Program and Food Card
Lula is also more pro vaccine than his predecessor. Focusing on Covid vaccines. Note the child friendly mascot?
Brazil launched a new national vaccination campaign on Monday that aims to recover vaccination rates lost during the administration of former President Jair Bolsonaro, a vaccine skeptic.
The campaign focuses on vaccination against Covid-19, but also childhood immunizations such as polio and measles.
To mark the launch of the campaign, President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva received a booster dose of the bivalent vaccine against Covid-19.
A better friend to big pharma then Bolsnaro.
Lula will be reinstating a food program for the poor- but it will have conditions. I’m anticipating, but am not certain, the food program will be tied to his new national vaccine campaign. Because Lula is a jab pusher, including the experimental covid vaccine and the food program would be the way to guarantee compliance.
Brazil can walk and chew gum at the same time so there’s no real excuse, in my opinion, for the delay.
You are free to believe as you wish regarding Lula’s running of Brazil. I’ll not judge, chastise or lambaste you for your own thoughts. My only request is that you share them in the comment section!