When Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva took office in January 2023, the challenges ahead of him loomed large. A year on, the economy has grown more than expected, at 3%, and his administration has passed a historic tax reform. Nevertheless, the executive’s relationship with Brazil’s conservative, transactional congress remains a reason for concern. In this episode, one of Brazil’s best-sourced political journalists discusses the ups and downs of Lula’s first year, the strength of Brazil’s conservative movement and former President Jair Bolsonaro, and the main challenges expected for 2024.
On this episode:
Natuza Nery is a political commentator for GloboNews.
Brian Winter is the editor-in-chief of Americas Quarterly.
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Tags: AQ Podcast, Brazil, Brazilian Economy, Brazilian elections, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva