Lula: Prison strengthened me and gave me a greater will to fight

In an exclusive interview for teleSUR, the former-president discussed the current context in Brazil as well as the anti-neoliberal uprisings that have occurred in several Latin American countries

December 27, 2019 by teleSUR

The former president of Brazil, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, said Thursday that he has the will to fight to restore democracy in his country and to fight against the current situation of people under the government of Jair Bolsonaro.

In an exclusive interview for teleSUR, the Workers Party leader reiterated that the South American nation has “all the conditions to recover a democratic debate…and combat neoliberalism that is destroying all public heritage.”

“The days I was detained in the Federal Police (of Curitiba) strengthened me politically and today I have a greater will to fight until the restoration of democracy in Brazil,” he said.

In addition, he stressed that democracy is a very serious issue and lamented that Brazil, which was previously a country where tolerance and love existed, now finds that hatred has been established in some sectors, promoted by those who seek to destroy the achievements made for most people in need. “The situation in Brazil is delicate … the people are suffering, they are losing their rights,” Lula said.