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Saturday 30 of September 2023

Democracy in a Time of Cholera

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff,photo: Notimex
Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff,photo: Notimex
To effectively follow corruption and get rid of it is a moral duty

In Brussels, the extreme right is appropriating blood and terror in order to try to make a demonstration in memory of those who died at the Zaventem airport and the Maelbeek metro station.

In Slovakia, an extreme right-wing party, the People’s Party-Our Slovakia, wins the elections and the parliament dressed in black and swastikas enters.

In Latin America, Judge Sergio Moro, in his attempt to eradicate corruption in the Brazilian political system, made a conversation between Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff and former president Lula da Silva public.

The conversation proves that the president informs Lula that she sent him a document appointing him to minister, to be used “if necessary.”

However, the moment has arrived to call things as they are, because in Brazil the process to filter corruption is not precisely being carried out, since Dilma and Lula’s corruptions have not been followed with the same viciousness, even though the last few instances have been proven.

Because of this, the president does well when faced by foreign journalists by declaring that the political trial, that Congress brings against her, is a military coup and that they have asked her to resign to avoid “getting rid of her illegally.”

To effectively follow corruption and get rid of it, even if it comes from presidents, is a moral duty. The problem is that we will never know in what moment the idea comes to a leader’s mind that breaking the law a little in favor of others is something positive, because at the end of the day the people are those benefit.

But what we do know is that the road to reforms has origins in the monstrous strangers that come out of the pairing of clean people with dirty people. In the end, this terrible truth that society can always be cleansed was installed in the political life.

Now in Brazil a military coup is developing. In this sense, Mexico has been very lucky, because thanks to Plutarco Elías Calles, we have never had a presidential coup, like those that have occurred in so many other Latin American countries.

Meanwhile, even though we still have a Judge Moro among us, we should know that democratic coups are coming to the surface of American politics, and that no country is free of the danger of this phenomenon, because unfortunately, the cholera of corruption in our country is capable of justifying any action against any person.