Lula denounces a Brazil ravaged by hunger after the «coup-plotting» governments of Temer and Bolsonaro

The Brazilian president, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva. – Florencia Martin/dpa

were «destroyed» by previous administrations, such as those of the «coup leader» Michel Temer.

«Today Brazil has 33 million people going hungry. It means that almost everything we did for social benefit in my country, in thirteen years of government, was destroyed in six or seven years, three of the coup leader Michel Temer, and four of Jair Bolsonaro,» said Lula during his visit to Uruguay.

His visit to the Uruguayan capital was his second international visit after passing through Argentina, where he participated this Wednesday in the summit of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) since he took office as the new president of Brazil.

Lula’s statements refer to the role Temer played in the impeachment trial against former president Dilma Rousseff, a process that the PT has always described as a «coup d’état». He was one of the main promoters of an impeachment that in 2019 he branded in the same way as Lula’s party.

Temer’s party, which in 2019 came to enter prison twice on corruption charges, the Brazilian Democratic Movement (MDB) has three ministries within Lula’s cabinet, Development, Cities and Transport.