Lecture Series presents The End of the Brazilian Democracy with Joara Minharo March 8

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 The 2017-2018 WVC Speaks Lecture Series presents “The Trial of Luis Inácio Lula da Silva: The End of the Brazilian Democracy” presented by Joara Minharo, political science faculty at Wenatchee Valley College. The lecture is Thursday, March 8 at 2 p.m. in Wenatchi Hall room 2105 and room 901 in Omak, via ITV. It is free and open to the public.

The lecture will discuss the trial and conviction of former Brazilian President Luis Inácio Lula da Silva. Charged with corruption, Lula da Silva’s conviction is widely seen as an attempt to finalize a coup d’état against Brazilian democracy that was initiated with the impeachment of Dilma Rousseff in 2016. By convicting Lula da Silva, these powerful interests sought to end an entire project (implemented by Lula and the Workers Party) that brought Brazil to the status of a rising world power and leadership among developing nations. Lula da Silva’s policies advanced Brazil socially, economically, educationally and technologically.

Minharo is an immigrant from Brazil. She left her country in 1984 due to a repressive military dictatorship. She received a master’s degree at Western Washington University with an emphasis on Latin American comparative politics and U.S.-Latin American relations. She joined WVC as humanities faculty in 2007.

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