Can we expect justice for Lula?

Yesterday five judges of Brazil's supreme court rejected two Habeas Corpus petitions from ex-president Lula's defence team, by majorities of 4:1 and 3:2. The second would have allowed Lula to be released from gaol pending a review of his conviction in the light of new evidence provided by the publication by The Intercept Brasil of transcripts … Continue reading Can we expect justice for Lula?

The Mad King and the Decline of American Empire

On May 30 Donald Trump announced that from June 10 he would impose a 5% tariff on all goods imported from Mexico until Mexico stopped undocumented migrants that has entered its national territory through its southern border attempting to enter his country. This latest trade war episode was apparently stimulated by the detention the previous … Continue reading The Mad King and the Decline of American Empire