"Lula has a historical leadership in the region, a great commitment to integration and suffered a great defeat because of the lawfare ("legal war"). The departure of Lula changes Brazilian policy, "Mercadante told reporters after the first round of closed group exchanges.
"If you start walking down the street and being in contact with people, as you always did, this will give a boost to the opposition and to the rescue of a project that the people of Brazil and the world are increasingly yearning for. ", predicted the former Minister of Civil House, who also carried the portfolio of Education and Science, Technology and Innovation.
The second meeting of leaders of the Puebla Group It takes place on November 9 and 10 in Buenos Aires and will define integration strategies and fight against inequality amid the political and social tensions that are experienced in many Latin American countries such as Ecuador, Chile, Nicaragua and Bolivia.
"The meeting between the president of Mexico, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, and the elected president of Argentina, Alberto Fernandez, is a new 'structuring axis of good' in the region," Mercadante said.
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Aloizio Mercadante, referent of the Workers Party of Brazil at the meeting of the Puebla Group
The group is thinking of sending emissaries to different countries of the continent where important social revolts are taking place with police repression and human rights violations, as well as those where security forces try to destabilize through coup attempts, said the former Brazilian senator.