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Bulletin 357 – People’s Committee in Defense of Lula and Democracy

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Bulletin 357 – People’s Committee in Defense of Lula and Democracy

Straight from Curitiba – 2/11/2019 – 311 days of resistance – 7:50 PM

 

  1. The Director General of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), José Graziano, was honored on this Monday, February 11th, in Adis Abeba, Ethiopia, by the African Union, during the closing ceremonies of a congress on food security. In his speech, Graziano made a point of sharing the honor with ex-President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, who he called a “great inspiration” for the UN hunger fighting programs in Africa. Read more here: https://tinyurl.com/y4ufhq7u

 

  1. Exactly 14 years ago today, Lula’s government (2003-2010) began one of its most successful initiatives. On that day Lula arrived in Caruaru, Pernambuco to inaugurate the Smiling Brazil program. Until then, the only oral health “policy” for people who could not afford private dentists was pulling teeth. At that time, 20% of the Brazilian population had lost all of its teeth. Ten years lager, 80 million Brazilians had a good reason to smile. R$7 Billion was invested in the program, which completely reformulated the basic treatment program for oral health. In 2014, there were 23,100 dentistry teams working in the public system in 4952 counties. Thanks to the prevention and specialized treatment programs, 400,000 less teeth were pulled per year. See photos here: https://bit.ly/2BtuzYw

 

  1. The PT party has decided to restart the caravans across the country, similar to the ones that Lula led in 2017 and early 2018 – with the goal of pressuring against the right wing extremist government of Jair Bolsonaro’s regressive and conservative agenda, and also of stepping up the campaign for freedom for ex-President Lula, who has been a political prisoner since April 7 of last year. The debate over pension reform is also a top priority. Fernando Haddad, the PT candidate who received 47 million votes in last year’s presidential elections, will lead the trips across the country. The first journey will start on Friday, February 15, in Ceará. Read more here: http://ptceara.org.br/noticias/texto.asp?id=7081

 

Bulletin 357 – People’s Committee in Defense of Lula and Democracy

Straight from Curitiba – 2/11/2019 – 311 days of resistance – 7:50 PM

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