On Sunday, 76-year-old Lula da Silva was sworn in as president of Brazil, as many in the country protested the far-left politician's third term as he again took office after serving two consecutive terms 12 years ago.
Yahoo Finance reports that Lula da Silva, of Brazil's Workers Party, said, "We do not carry any spirit of revenge against those who tried to subjugate the nation to their personal and ideological designs, but we will guarantee the rule of law," in regards to former president Jair Bolsonaro.
Lula da Silva won 50.83 percent of the vote compared to incumbent Jair Bolsonaro, who won 49.17, in the country's October 2 vote. There was a runoff election afterwards on October 30 which Lula da Silva won, and that win was immediately ratified by the Superior Electoral Court.
CNN reports that in the lead up to Lula da Silva's inauguration, the left-leaning Supreme Court banned guns in the country's capital and suspended registered gun owners' licenses.
Bolsonaro launched a challenge to the presidential election in late November after the runoff and said there were "signs of irreparable... malfunction" in some electronic voting machines. The head of Lula's Workers Party said the bid was mere "chicanery."
Lula da Silva was convicted in 2017 for money laundering but a court threw out the conviction in March 2021.
Posobiec said when he was in Mexico City for Human Events, he saw celebrations for Lula's election and said, "It ain't like in the US where they've just got the Antifa flags. They've got full on hammer and sickle red flags, and what they're chanting is 'Viva Lula, Viva Lula'," and later added "The communists are out in full force for him."
Lula da Silva formed the Sao Paulo Forum in 1990 which investigative journalist Matt Tyrmand said was where "Chavez and Maduro were incubated."
"This is bigger than Bolsonaro. This is about the Brazilian constitution, and the people have a right to march. And if the judges could, they'd be arresting the protesters," Tyrmand said of the people in the streets of Brazil who are protesting and speaking up about Lula da Silva's corruption.
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