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1. LULA

Can Lula save the Amazon? His record shows he might just pull it off | Andre Pagliarini
Brazil’s new president is determined to reverse Bolsonaro’s scorched-earth approach to the environment, says historian Andre Pagliarini

2. KING PELÉ

Pelé was ensnared by ‘Brazilian-style racism’ but stood firm as dictatorship tried to keep him playing
As arguably the greatest soccer player of all time is laid to rest, let’s consider Pelé’s incredible legacy off the field, how he helped forge the identity of modern Brazil, became a symbol of the Black diaspora and an inspiration for millions across the African continent.

3. EXTINCTION REBELLION

Extinction Rebellion has finally decided to win hearts and minds | John Rentoul
The protest group has quit disruption as its primary tactic in favour of democratic gradualism, writes John Rentoul




1. GEORGE SANTOS

George Santos: Brazil reactivates fraud case against fabulist congressman-elect
Republican is accused of using stolen checkbook and fake name at shop outside Rio de Janeiro in 2008

2. COVID-19

New Covid-style guidance such as face masks and work from home could return if NHS deteriorates
Government ready to advise public to wear masks on public transport, give teachers clearance to send sick pupils home and implement new social distancing guidance to ease pressure on NHS, but ministers rule out lockdowns or school closures

3. RISHI SUNAK

Fury as Rishi Sunak claims NHS ‘has funding it needs’ to tackle crisis
PM accused of insult to ‘all those suffering in hospital corridors or in the back of ambulances’

4. DONALD TRUMP

Trump blaming abortion for midterms flop shows ‘ship is sinking’, insider says
Ex-president says ‘it wasn’t my fault’ Republicans fared poorly in 2022 but political wisdom of citing key rightwing issue questioned

5. TESLA

Tesla shares continue slide with shrinking demand and logistics snags
Company has lost more than 65% in value since last year, although it is still world’s most valuable automaker


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  • Text: This piece was first published in PMP Magazine.
  • Cover: Adobe Stock/Jérôme Rommé.