After ongoing investigations for the past two years, a operation led by the Federal Police has caused thunderstorms for corrupt politics, and among the accused is Lula, a president who was previously seen as a unique leader and a political phenomenon.
With over 80% of approval during his presidential term, Lula has made the news plenty of times, however, the reason for his popularity has changed in the last few months.
In a political novel of epic proportions, at the other side of the stage is federal judge Sergio Moro, who gained national fame for commanding the operation’s prosecutions.
But even if Lula is found guilty, a flashy storm of charges and arrests cannot eradicate the roots of corruption in a country pervaded with colonial mannerisms. Even though guilty politics will be put away, this might just futurely encourage more sophisticated behaviour from corrupt parties, something that has happened in the past and originated the recent scandals in the first place.
Brazil’s federal police is trying to use a short term solution, with high media visibility, to fix a long term problem. A problem that can only be fixed through years of large investments in education and a lot of dedication in transparency from the government, something Brazil has hardly, if ever, seen.