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In Ñspel: ‘Lula represents hope’: Brazil presidential frontrunner takes his message into Rio’s favelas

A Lula supporter leads the celebrations during a campaign rally in Belford Roxo, Rio de Janeiro State. The presidential contender has promised to change Brazil for the better. Photograph: Carl de Souza/AFP/Getty Images
A Lula s’portr līdz ɖ seḷbreśnz jrñ a campenrali in Belford Roxo, Rio de Janeiro Stet. Ɖ preẓdnśl cntndr hz promist t ćenj Bṛzil fr ɖ betr. Foṭgraf: Carl de Souza/AFP/Getty Iṃjz

‘Lula repriznts hop’: Bṛzil preẓdnśl fruntrunr tecs hiz mesij intu Rio’z fvelaz

(Transcription of an article published in the Guardian on 13 October 2022)

Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva proṃsz t gv faŗît rîvl Jair Bolsonaro a ‘ʈraśñ’ in tîtr-ɖn-xpctd preẓdnśl rês

Tom Phillips

Tom Filips n Melissa Cannabrava in Rio de Janeiro, Ʈrzde 13 Octobr 2022

Ʈǎzndz v fveḷrezidnts n acṭvists hv hit ɖ strīts v Rio t vôs ɖer s’port fr Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, ɖ leftist fruntrunr t bcm Bṛzil’z nxt prezidnt.

Adresñ a sī v s’portrz in wn v Rio’z larjist fvelaz, ɖ Complexo do Alemão, Lula vaud t gv hiz faŗît rîvl Jair Bolsonaro “a ʈraśñ” ẃn Sǎʈ America’z bigist dmocṛsi holdz ɖ secnd rǎnd v its preẓdnśl ilex́n at ɖ end v Octobr.

“W’r gwñ t win ɖz ilex́nz,” pṛclemd ɖ 76-yir-old xprezidnt hu fél jst śort v an ǎtrît vicṭri ovr Bolsonaro in ɖ frst rǎnd 10 dez ago.

Lula, hu rouz fṛm rṛl poṿti t bcm Bṛzil’z frst wrcñ-clas prezidnt in 2002, sd h wz dtrmind t rtrn t pǎr “t pruv t ɖ ilīts hu hv guvnd sins 1500 ɖt wns agn a metlwrcr wl fix ɖs cuntri”.

“Ɖ onli rīzn I’m runñ fr prezidnt wns agn z mî b’lif ɖt w cn ćenj ʈñz,” Lula tld acṭvists jrñ an asmbli at ɖ hedqortrz v Voz das Comunidades, ɖ fvela nyzgrūp ɖt orġnîzd hiz rer vizit. “I promis y ɖt ɖs cuntri z gwñ t ćenj – n it’s gwñ t ćenj fr ɖ betr.”

Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva greets supporters during a campaign rally in Belford Roxo, Rio de Janeiro. Photograph: Carl de Souza/AFP/Getty Images
Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva grīts s’portrz jrñ a campen rali in Belford Roxo, Rio de Janeiro. Foṭgraf: Carl de Souza/AFP/Geti Iṃjz

Rezidnts fṛm mor ɖn 30 fvelaz hd floct t ɖ Complexo do Alemão on Wnzde mornñ t ćampịn a poḷtiśn ɖe hop cn end Bolsonaro’z tymultẏs for-yir rên, jrñ ẃć Covid cild nirli 700,000 ppl n miłnz wr plunjd intu poṿti.

“Lula setñ ft in ɖ fvela z an act v rzistns. It śoz ɖt w’r nt alon – ɖt ɖr’z hop,” sd Douglas Viana, a 30-yir-old acṭvist fṛm anɖr sprōlñ wrcñ-clas cḿṇti, ɖ Complexo da Maré. “Ɖs z a historic momnt fr ɖ cuntri. W’v nvr sìn enʈñ on ɖs scel,” Viana add.Rene Silva, ɖ fǎndr v ɖ Voz das Comunidades, vôst opṭmizm ɖt sośl ćenj wz arnd ɖ cornr undr Lula, hu yzd hiz tū-trm prezidnsi t hlp miłnz iscep poṿti n entr hayr edyceśn wɖ ɖ prosīdz v a rījnl cmodtizbūm.

A supporter of Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva flashes the letter L for ‘Lula’ during a campaign rally in the Complexo do Alemao favela. Photograph: Silvia Izquierdo/AP
A s’portr v Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva flaśz ɖ letr L fr ‘Lula’ jrñ a campen rali in ɖ Complexo d Alemao fvela. Foṭgraf: Silvia Izquierdo/AP

“Lula repriznts hop – hop v les hungr n les iniqoḷti. W’v tecn so mni steps bcwdz jrñ Bolsonaro’z for yirz in pǎr – n it wl tec a loñ tîm t rībild ol v ɖs,” sd Silva, 27.

Anielle Franco, a campenr huz poḷtiśnsistr Marielle Franco wz asaṣnetd in 2018, sd ś hopt a Lula vicṭri mt hlp s’kr justis fr hr mrdrd siblñ.“Lula simḅlîzz ɖ rtrn v ɖ humbl, ɖ pur, ɖ blac n ɖ norʈ-īstners fṛm ɖ fvela t ɖ prezidnsi – evrʈñ ɖt w d’nt hv undr ɖs guvnmnt,” Franco sd.

Lula wún ɖ ilex́n’z frst rǎnd in ɖ rījn arnd Alemão, a vast swīp v redbric hǎzñ in norʈ Rio wɖ tnz v ʈǎzndz v rezidnts, az wel az in uɖr mejr fvelaz sć az Rocinha n Maré.

Bt ɖ leftist lost in Rio stet az a hol, wɖ Bolsonaro winñ 51% v ɖ vot t Lula’z 40.7%, n Lula hz stept p hiz campenñ hir ahd v ɖ 30 Octobr śo-dǎn wɖ ɖ faŗît incumbnt.

Carlos Lupi, a Lebr parti līdr hu z hlpñ run Lula’z secnd-rǎnd campen, sd Wnzde’z ivnt wz dzînd t rêz awernis in ɖ fvelaz abt ɖ rjnt nīd fr p’liticl ćenj.

“Ɖs z ɖ guvnmnt v hetrid, v angr – n w mst dfit it,” Lupi sd az ɖ crǎdz strīmd dǎn wn v Alemão’z mn arṭriz wɖ banrz dnǎnsñ ɖ hungrcrîsis blîtñ Bṛzil’z pur. “W nīd t wec ɖs cḿṇti p t ɖ harm ɖs guvnmnt z cōzñ it.”

Nt ol loclz wr cnvinst, wɖ mni īvanjelicl fveḷrezidnts rmenñ loyl t Bolsonaro, huz alîz hv fōlsli akzd Lula v plotñ t cloz ćrćz.

Lula rose from rural poverty to become Brazil’s first working-class president in 2002. Photograph: Carl de Souza/AFP/Getty Images
Lula rouz fṛm rṛl poṿti t bcm Bṛzil’z frst wrcñ-clas prezidnt in 2002. Foṭgraf: Carl de Souza/AFP/Geti Iṃjz

Valmir da Silva, a 51-yir-old drîvr, cem t ɖ Alemão rali cariyñ a tǎl fīćrñ Bolsonaro’z imij n hiz naśṇlist slogn: “Bṛzil abv evrʈñ, God abv ol.”

“H hz dn mor in tū yirz ɖn Lula dd in et,” Silva sd v ɖ rît-wñ radicl. “Lula z’nt inṭrestd in ɖ pur. Ol h ʈncs abt z steyñ in pǎr.”Silva insistd ɖ ʈroñ v Lula s’portrz arnd him dd’nt repriznt ɖ wrcñ-clas eria ẃr h wz born n rezd. “Ɖ fvela’z dvîdd,” h sd.

Bt az ɖ yuñ fvellīdrz adrest Lula, ɖe wr ynîtd in ɖer pli fr betr hlʈcer n edyceśn – n an end t ɖ guvnmnt nglect n p’līsvayḷns ɖt clemz hundṛdz v mostli blac lîvz ć yir. “W r tîrd v dayñ,” locl acṭvist Alan Brum tld Lula.

Buba Aguiar, an acṭvist fṛm a cḿṇti cōld Acari, tld ɖ formr prezidnt ɖ onli we v oṿcmñ Bolsonaro n hiz faŗît muvmnt wz t jôn forsz wɖ ɖ vôsz v ɖ fvela, ẃr abt 20% v Rio’z sitiznz liv.

“Ɖr’z no we ɖt w cn stop oʈoṛterịnizm or stop Bolsonarismo, wɖt ɖ līdrz hu r hir tde,” Aguiar sd. “It’s onli wɖ ǎr hlp ɖt w’l b ebl t gt Bṛzil bac on trac.”

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Adiśnl rportñ bî Alan Lima

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