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AQ Podcast: Lula’s Challenging Path Forward in Brazil

Following the January 8 attacks, a prominent journalist discusses the efforts to put the country back together.
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Following attacks on Brazil’s capital, the focus is on putting the country back together. The challenges are immense and wide-ranging: how to deal with security forces, parts of which supported insurrectionists, and how to handle Brazil’s growing radicalized groups, without overreacting and deepening division in an already polarized public. In this episode, Brian Winter and Patricia Campos Mello analyze the current political scenario, taking stock of the insurrection and looking ahead to what it means for President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva’s governability, as well as the challenges he will face in other areas. Patricia, a journalist at Folha de S.Paulo, Brazil’s leading newspaper, is one of the country’s most respected reporters and an expert on the intersection of social media and politics, as well as Brazilian foreign affairs.

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Patricia Campos Mello is an award-winning reporter and columnist at leading Brazilian newspaper Folha de S. Paulo.

Brian Winter is the editor-in-chief of Americas Quarterly.

Supplemental Reading:

The Real Risks Facing Brazil After January 8 by Brian Winter

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

AQ Presidential Profile: Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva by AQ editors

Understanding Lula 3.0 by Brian Winter

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