Truth Will Prevail
Why I Have Been Condemned
An ultra-right fanatic is today the President of Brazil. This needn't have come to pass.
After serving as president of Brazil from 2003 to 2011, and on the verge of starting his candidacy for the 2018 election (which he was favoured to win), Lula was arrested and sentenced to 12 years in prison, convicted of 'passive corruption'.
The champion of a national movement that united the middle class and working class in what came to be known as 'Lulism', Lula was Brazil's first working-class president; the first president to have no university degree; the only president to democratically complete two terms in office; and the only elected president followed by a successor who was also elected by direct popular vote. In public opinion polls, he is recognized by 50% of the population as the best president Brazil has ever had. Backed by organized labour, Lulism confronted issues of mass poverty.
What does he stand for? Why did the Worker's Party lose power after the re-election of Dilma Rousseff? What now for Lula, and Brazil? In Truth Will Prevail, Lula discusses his vision in detail.