Ex-president Da Silva: Brazil governed by ‘crazy people’

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04/26/2019

From the federal police headquarters where he is serving a sentence for corruption and money laundering, Brazil’s former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva said the South American country is now being governed by a “bunch of crazy people.” Da Silva, who governed Brazil from 2003 to 2010, said Brazilians should look at themselves in the mirror after the election of far-right President Jair Bolsonaro, who has garnered world attention for his promises to open up the Amazon to development, and comments seen as offensive to minorities and the LGBT community. “We are going to do a general self-criticism in this country. This country cannot be governed by the bunch of crazy people who govern it,” said da Silva, who is commonly known as Lula, in an interview with the newspapers El Pais and Folha de S. Paulo. “The country doesn’t deserve this and more importantly the people don’t deserve this.”

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