Politics, Business & Culture in the Americas

AQ Podcast: Lula 3 So Far

An expert on the history of Lula’s Workers' Party assesses the president’s third term as it approaches the 100-day mark.
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Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva’s third term as president of Brazil will soon reach its 100-day mark. The specters of Jair Bolsonaro’s constant attacks on institutions and the insurrection in Brasília on January 8 still loom. The economy is fragile. And there are disputes inside Lula’s party regarding how to address these and other issues. In this episode, we take a long view to try to understand Lula’s recent actions and what they mean for Brazil. Our guest is Celso Rocha de Barros, author of PT, uma história, a history of Lula’s Workers’ Party. Rocha de Barros is a sociologist and a columnist for Folha de S.Paulo. The book is yet to be translated into English.

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Celso Rocha de Barros is a sociologist and a columnist for Folha de S.Paulo


Brian Winter is editor-in-chief of Americas Quarterly

Supplemental reading: 

The Real Risks Facing Brazil After January 8 by Brian Winter

AQ Podcast: Lula’s Challenging Path Forward in Brazil

How the U.S. Can Use Trade to Fight Deforestation in Brazil by Raoni Rajão and Anders Beal

The Magic Numbers Lula Will Need to Govern by Creomar de Souza

AQ Podcast: Ways Forward for the Amazon

Understanding Lula 3.0 by Brian Winter

AQ Podcast: Lula’s Plans for a Divided Brazil

Tags: AQ Podcast, Brazil, Jair Bolsonaro, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva
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