On leaving prison, he raises his fist. On Friday, November 8, former Brazilian President Lula was released after spending more than a year behind bars for corruption. But in the middle of the crowd that came to welcome him, he soon became the tribune who seduced the Brazilian left in the past. “I will continue to fight to improve the life of the Brazilian people because this people is dishonored”he said.
Released through a Supreme Court ruling, Lula is still not cleared. He remains ineligible as long as the legal proceedings that seek him continue. But his unwavering supporters want to believe in his return. The former head of state now poses as the face of opposition to President Jair Bolsonaro. In a tweet, the latter immediately accused him of “Rabble”. The battle between the two politicians is just beginning.
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