Lula was elected president with a tight result in a divided and polarised Brazil, along with the most centre-right Congress since 1988. The economy is stagnant and expectations are high. His challenge will now be to stabilise democracy, build economic credibility, put Brazil back at the international stage and reconstruct the environmental and social agenda […]
Bolsonaro and his newly appointed Foreign Minister have clearly positioned themselves against globalism.
Its support base is heterogeneous and contradictory, which puts Brazil in even greater uncertainty.
The immediate future is highly complex and will need democrats and progressives to work together.
Threats against persons and social movements continue to be made by the new elected President and his supporter.