The project promoted by the Workers’ Party (PT) and the Perseu Abramo Founsdation will further go to Cariacica, in the metropolitan area and from there he will continue to Rio de Janeiro with a reception ceremony for the locality of Campos Goytacazes.
Conceived to prove in the field the dismantlement of social programs and public policies carried on by the Michel Temer government, the Lula for Brazil caravan finished its initial stage by touring between August 17 ansd September 5 the nine states of the Northeast and visited 58 cities.
From October 23 thru 30, he toured some 1500 kilometers through seven regions and 21 cities of Minas Gerais State, fourth largest of the federation in territory and second most populated of Brazil.
During all that journey, Lula insisted in his worry the way that the Temer coupist government ‘is destroying our country and all conquests achieved by the Brazilian people’, and ratified his intention to compete in the 2018 presidential elections, for which all surveys put him as favorite.
He also denounced the tenacious judicial and mediatic persecution of which he has been a victim for the last three years and he insisted on assuring that his intention is to prove, for the second time, that Brazil will only work if the poor are at the center of the economy and are respected only if they recover their self-esteem.
Lula committed also that if he got to be a candidate and won the 2018 elections, he would summon a revoking referendum to reverse all the abuses of power committed by the Temer coupist government and would endeavor democratization of the communication media.
The now-called Caravan of Hope follows-up similar actions carried out by the former dignitary decades ago.
In the 1970s he toured the country to organize tradeunionism and 10 years after that he did the same to form the Workers’ Party. Meanwhile, the so-called Caravans of Citizenship, between 1992 and 1994, helped build government programs that led the PT to victory in the 2002, 2006, 2010 and 2014. (Prensa Latina)