What elected Lula was the rejection of neoliberalism, but the PT
(Workers Party) will not be able to meet the expectations of the masses
unless there is a real break with the policies of Cardoso and the IMF.
PT gets highest vote in first round and goes to runoff. The Workers
Party candidate, Lula, got the highest vote for president in the first
round. With 99% of votes counted, he had 46.4% of valid votes against
23.2% for pro-government candidate José Serra (PSDB). The other main
candidates, Garotinho (PSB) and Gomes...
"What triggered the movement was the announcement of a small bonus
payment. In fact, more than a bonus, this kind of one-off payment aims
to offset the absence of a wage increase to track inflation over several
years. The bonus was to vary from 60 to 120 Brazilian reais (approx. 17
to 34 USD). But at the same time,...
As comrades will know from a previous circular
the Brazilian comrades have been leading a teachers strike in Cotia,
Brazil. This strike has been attacked by the police. Messages of support
and protest are urgently needed and should be sent to the e/mail address
IN THE days running up to Brazil’s World Cup quarter-final match with
England, Wall Street speculators pinned their hopes on a Brazil victory
to assuage anxieties over Brazil’s financial crisis and poor poll
ratings for their preferred presidential candidate, Jose Serra.