Lula é Dissecado em Artigo do Irmão de Vargas Llosa


Alvaro Vargas Llosa
(diretor do Independent Institute na Califórnia), irmão de Vargas Llosa, disseca a "morte" e o "legado" ("demise" tem os dois sentidos) de Lula em artigo sério e brilhante.

O resumo: o presidente do Brasil está mergulhado num infindável escândalo de corrupção e teve sua reputação abalada. Ele era um emblema para a esquerda pós-guerra fria com sua combinação de conservadorismo fiscal e monetário e grandes programas sociais para os pobres.

O autor prossegue e defende a tese de que não é difícil entender a corrupção: uma intervenção governamental asfixiante.
Lula's Demise
September 22, 2005
Alvaro Vargas Llosa

Brazil’s President Lula da Silva is immersed in a seemingly endless corruption scandal; his once larger-than-life reputation has been reduced to tatters. The significance of this is not negligible: Lula has become an emblem of the post-Cold War left with his combination of conservative fiscal and monetary policies and big social programs targeting the poor.

A breathtaking sequence of revelations involving the government and Lula’s Workers’ Party—beginning with the confession by opposition legislator Roberto Jefferson, that he had received bribes for his vote in Congress—has brought to the surface a vast scheme of bribes to legislators and irregular methods of party financing. The conventional wisdom was that, despite his radical Marxist roots and occasional concessions to his political base, Lula represented a healthy move away from the old left and toward the emergence of a new model for underdeveloped nations similar to Europe’s social democracy. Many thought this model would have a moderating effect on the left across the continent and hold Hugo Chávez in check.
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