Very interesting to follow the Brazilian presidential elections. Here are some of the facts and figures for you all to take a look and reflect.
In Brazil, president Lula (at this moment in New York for the UN General Meeting) faces corruption charges almost every day since he took the presidency in 2003, but the population pretends that nothing happened and many will vote following that lie.
Recently in Indonesia, Taiwan, South Korea and Hungary people went to the streets (I don´t agree with the abuse in the last case) to protest not really against the government but the person that represents the government. In every case the top authority in charge was pretty much involved in some sort of mistake or corruption but, I´m sure, not even close to Lula´s involvement in pure corruption and crime.
The political scenario in Brazil (two weeks before presidential elections) is that:
- Extremely corrupt government and even more corrupt Workers´ Party (which is government)
- One weak and also corrupt (with no doubt much less than the government, but that doesn´t make them better) oposition
- Scandals coming everyday (not a joke)
- Society: in total apathy or under World Cup ache
The last point is the most important. People should at least take a look at the other candidates (all of them) and find one that doesn´t have the criminal profile that Lula has.
So Brazil is a country I would follow very close.