Brazilian president Lula da Silva has come out for the second time in a week criticizing the press. Lula da Silva insisted that freedom of expression “does not mean you can fabricate stories every day”, and spread “lies”.
Busy promoting his hand picked candidate Dilma Rousseff to replace him and become Brazils first women president in the Oct 3 elections, Lula da Silva accuses the press of only being interested in the “failures of his government.”
Recently four members of Lula da Silva’s government have resigned including the important post of the cabinet chief Eugene Guerra. The media accused the four of participating in kickbacks when awarding government contracts.
In Lula da Silva’s eight years as president he has had “several generations “ of close colleagues who have resigned or left politics for their connections to organized corruption. Lula da Silva however, has continued to enjoy tremendous popularity through out Brazil.