In a global economy shaped by inflationary trends, energy shortages, and market instability, Lula’s domestic success will depend to a significant degree on his international achievements. While Bolsonaro obscured the relevance of country in the global arena, Lula expanded Brazil’s presence in the early 2000s by enlarging the list of economic partner and diversifying strategic partnerships, particularly in the global South.
This Sunday, October 30, Brazil heads to the polls for a second-round runoff between President Jair Bolsonaro and former President Luiz Inácio “Lula” da Silva.
Regardless of this week’s election outcome, Brazil’s top economic and environmental concerns may not be solved through engagement with China.
Lapper’s Beef, Bible and Bullets provides an excellent guide through Brazil’s current political complexities and the man who would be Trump. It is strongly recommended.
On Tuesday, world leaders began gathering in New York for the high-level debate of the UNGA’s seventy-seventh session. The debate, which was the first entirely in-person General Assembly since the start of the pandemic, was opened by Secretary-General António Guterres, who alluded to the war in Ukraine, rising energy and food prices, the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, and the climate crisis.
On Monday, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro met with foreign diplomats and sowed doubts about the country’s electronic voting system.