Former President of Brazil is under investigation

Yesterday, prosecutors in Brazil indicted former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva. According to the investigating authorities, Lula and his wife did not declare their own real estate located in the resort of Guaruha.

Making a move

According to prosecutors, the property, which is a penthouse, is on the balance sheet of the construction company OAS, which has been implicated in a major corruption scandal with the state company Petrobras.

Also, investigators believe that 70-year-old Lula received 30 million reais ($8 million) as payment for their performance, as well as donations to his Institute of Lula charitable foundation.

A coordinated attack by the liberals

In addition to law enforcement, Lula receives criticism from the media holding company Globo, which is backed by US interests. The current president of Brazil, Dilma Rousseff, is also under attack, as well as the Workers' Party of Brazil. Massive street protests calling for the resignation of Dilma Rousseff are planned for March 13th in Brazil.

US' geopolitical grievances

It should be noted that Petrobras, Lula, and Rousseff prevented US oil companies, such as ExxonMobil and Chevron, from entering Brazil. On the other hand, the Chinese company Sinopec won access to the oil fields of Brazil. Lula and Rousseff actively cooperated with China (as well as Russia and India) in the BRICS format, starting with the reorientation of the markets from North America to Eurasia.

Shocks in Latin America

All of these events take place against the background of regional disturbances in Latin America. Obviously, the first blows exposed the countries and political regimes that engage in a multipolar policy. In Venezuela, the opposition is trying to start impeachment proceedings against President Maduro. In Nicaragua, there are clandestine paramilitary structures, typically "Contras" financed by CIA. In Bolivia, in a referendum in February, Evo Morales was unable to secure a majority for his re-election in 2019. In Ecuador, the activities of the diplomatic corps and the US and liberal parties have increased. In Argentina, the newly elected president Macri, orientated towards the United States, began a course of hard liberal reforms.