Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva
Total 6 Posts

Known as Lula, he is a Brazilian politician, trade unionist, and former metalworker who has served as the 39th president of Brazil since 1 January 2023. He was also previously the 35th president of Brazil from 2003 to 2011.

Lula and the world: What to expect from the new Brazilian foreign policy

5 min read
Brazil’s new leader, President Lula, is treading a fine line between China and the US in his foreign policy.

President Lula cold-shoulders Chancellor Scholz over sending military aid to Ukraine

2 min read
President firmly rejects the notion that Brazil could help Ukraine defend against Russian missile or drone attacks by sending military aid.

Brazil: Swift and robust response to the insurrection highlights the strength of democracy

4 min read
Hundreds of Bolsonaro supporters have been arrested and state governors read the riot act for disloyalty to the elected government. January 8 has, if nothing else, highlighted the anti-democratic nature of Bolsonarismo.

Democracy under attack in Brazil: 5 questions about the storming of Congress and the role of the military

6 min read
The sacking of key democratic institutions in Brasilia has parallels with the January 6 assault on the U.S. Capitol but was different in one key way: the position of the military.

At Lula’s inauguration, did Bolsonaro ‘eat the last cannibal’?

3 min read
When Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, widely known as Lula, assumed the Brazilian presidency on New Year’s Day 2023, his predecessor had already created an element of something called ‘eating the cannibal’.

Zero deforestation in the Amazon is now possible

5 min read
With Lula’s election in Brazil, zero deforestation in the Amazon may become a reality. Here are the current limitations in implementing international zero-deforestation commitments in the Amazon and beyond, and how the new president can help address some of the challenges his country faces.
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