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Democrats must pay for backing corruption in Brazil, by Steven Hecht

The International Socialist Game Plan

Op-ed views and opinions expressed are solely those of the author.

The Biden regime has confirmed its penchant for totalitarianism by favoring Luiz Ignacio “Lula” da Silva in Brazil’s presidential election. This latest action adds to the list that compels sound defeat of the Democratic Party on November 8.

CIA Director William Burns visited Brazil in 2021 to insist on democratic elections, as did national security advisor Jake Sullivan a month later. Biden gave then President Jair Bolsonaro the same message in June at the Summit of the Americas in Los Angeles.

This had nothing to do with favoring democracy and everything to do with telling Bolsonaro the White House wanted him gone.

The Brazilian Supreme Court can do almost anything to anyone whenever it wants. It is not bound by the country’s constitution because there is no effective check on the court’s power. If Biden officials were interested in transparent elections, they would have targeted those with the power to skew elections: the Supreme Court and electoral authorities.

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President from 2003 to 2010, Lula won again on October 30 by a slim margin. Stemming from his past tenure, he was convicted in the Operation Car Wash scandal of selling state assets for kickbacks and laundering money. The Chinese Communist Party benefited from Lula’s corruption, and it will play a dominant role in Brazil again, with our big guy helping.

Brazil’s Supreme Court has 11 justices who serve until they reach 75, regardless of their age when they are appointed. Seven of the current justices were appointed by Lula and his handpicked successor, Dilma Rousseff. Bolsonaro appointed two justices. Michel Temer, Rousseff’s successor after she was removed from office, also appointed Alexandre de Moraes, a known Bolsonaro opponent.

Lula served 18 months of a 12-year prison sentence before the Supreme Court released him on a technicality. Matthew Tyrmand, a fellow of the Conservative Partnership Institute, called freeing Lula so he could run again “a brazen act of political self-interest grounded in no jurisprudence whatsoever.”

Moraes also serves as the head of Brazil’s electoral authority. It suppressed reporting of the fact that Lula had been released on a technicality and had not been acquitted of corruption. The electoral authority also prohibited saying “ex-convict,” “thief,” or “corrupt” when speaking about leftist challenger Lula.

Biden, however, still backed his man and called the election “free, fair, and credible.”

The International Socialist Game Plan

Lula was Fidel Castro’s partner in the 1990 San Paulo Forum. Communists changed strategy from armed to internal subversion, focusing on judicial systems. Their tack has worked exceedingly well.

The Biden regime and its media and oligarch partners are aligned against Bolsonaro. Even CCP dictator Xi Jinping got in on the action of gushing over Lula. Biden and his backers see an arbitrary judicial and electoral process as justified to further their interests. They are unfazed by massive, spontaneous demonstrations and claims of electoral irregularities.

Bolsonaro has not denounced fraud, but his supporters have. The globalist oligarchs have no interest in examining the election and will try to crush dissenters.

The Brazil election has parallels to our own 2020 presidential election, and friends and foes have called Bolsonaro the tropical Trump. Biden’s handlers must envy their Brazilian comrades, who can arrogantly ignore the numerous anomalies in their election. They have the power, unlike Biden, to criminalize calling the election fraudulent.

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Steven Hecht

Editor at Large Steve Hecht is a businessman, writer, and film producer, born and raised in New York. He has lived and worked in Guatemala since 1972. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and a Master of Business Administration in Banking and Finance, both from Columbia University. He has worked on development projects in Guatemala to help the country leave its underdeveloped state and reach its great potential. Realizing the misconceptions prevalent about Guatemala and Latin America in the outside world, he has written for the Washington Times, Daily Caller, Fox News, Epoch Times, BizPac Review, Washington Examiner, Frontpage Mag, New English Review, PanAm Post, and PJ Media. He has appeared as a guest on national American media networks and programs, including the One America News, Newsmax, and The Lars Larson Show. Steve’s reporting has included meeting with coyotes, the human smugglers who have ferried millions of illegal immigrants into the United States via Guatemala’s 595-mile border with Mexico.

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