President Lula is back in power in Brazil. What can we expect for the country and the region?
On New Year’s Day, leftist Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva was sworn in as Brazil’s new president after a bitter political campaign against his right-wing predecessor Jair Bolsonaro. This is Lula’s third term as president and may be his toughest test yet.
Joining the discussion:
- Gustavo Ribeiro is the founder and editor in chief of The Brazilian Report.
- Gilson Schwartz is a Professor of Economics at the University of Sao Paulo.
- Mario Sergio Lima is a Senior Brazil Analyst at Medley Global Advisors.
- Michael Shifter is Former President of the Inter-American Dialogue.
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Brazil's President-elect Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva has appointed Amazon activist Marina Silva as environment minister. It's the reappointment of a woman who carried Brazil's most effective strategy for reducing deforestation. https://t.co/NAAsZ0CGGp
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