Ex-President Lula on Brazil's Corona Disaster "It's the Biggest Genocide in Our History"

In an interview, former Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva says the country's current leader, Jair Bolsonaro, shares blame for the country's 300,000 coronavirus deaths in one year. He is calling on German Chancellor Angela Merkel and other leaders to join forces to make vaccines a public good.
Former Brazilian President Lula in a Zoom interview with DER SPIEGEL: "My opponents spent five years trying to destroy the image of Lula, to portray me and my party as corrupt."

Former Brazilian President Lula in a Zoom interview with DER SPIEGEL: "My opponents spent five years trying to destroy the image of Lula, to portray me and my party as corrupt."

Foto: Ricardo Stuckert
About Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva
DER SPIEGEL 13/2021
SPIEGEL International
President Bolsonaro flanked by his wife Michelle and General Walter Souza Braga Netto: "A president does not have to know everything. But he should have the humility to consult people who know better than he does."

President Bolsonaro flanked by his wife Michelle and General Walter Souza Braga Netto: "A president does not have to know everything. But he should have the humility to consult people who know better than he does."

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The coronavirus is spreading rapidly in Brazil, with more than 3,000 deaths in a period of 24 hours.

The coronavirus is spreading rapidly in Brazil, with more than 3,000 deaths in a period of 24 hours.

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"It disturbs me that people only care about what is happening in their own backyards."
Lula during his Zoom interview with DER SPIEGEL: "I have barely left the house in over a year."

Lula during his Zoom interview with DER SPIEGEL: "I have barely left the house in over a year."

Foto: Ricardo Stuckert
"We need to say loud and clear that we will stand up against any coup attempt."