Link of the day August 14 2017: THE STITCHED UP CASE AGAINST PRESIDENT LULA IN BRAZIL: I have always believed that the dismissal of Dilma Rousseff from the presidency of Brazil was stitched up by the relentless economic elite of that country, offended that a Workers Party should have had power. Even more suspicious has been the recent conviction of the former President Lula Da Silva on corruption charges. My suspicions on this account are confirmed by an article by Mark Weisbrot in a recent issue of The Nation. The judge was also the prosecutor, the so-called offence never happened, and in any case was alleged to have taken place years after Lula had left office. Readthe article here, and realize that things have not really changed so much in Latin America, for so many centuries the exploited satrap of American and European money.