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Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva gestures as he delivers a speech during the launch of the 'Mais Médicos' program, which aims to increase the supply of medical care in deprived and isolated regions, at the Planalto Palace in Brasilia, March 20, 2023. (Photo by EVARISTO SA / AFP) (Photo by EVARISTO SA/AFP via Getty Images)

What Lula Sees

Brazil’s president and his allies are acting like they see existential threats everywhere. They’re not wrong, writes AQ’s editor-in-chief.

President Lula is seen speaking during a meeting with Brazil's 27 governors after the riots in the capital Brasilia.

The Real Risks Facing Brazil After January 8

After the failed insurrection in Brasília, authorities worry about domestic terrorism and the loyalties of Brazil’s armed forces and police, writes AQ’s editor-in-chief.


Brazil’s Democracy Is Dominated by Old Men. This Group Wants to Change That.

Brazil’s democracy is under assault. On November 16th, activists stormed the lower house of Congress in Brasília and openly called for the reinstatement of the military dictatorship that reigned from 1964 to 1985. On the very same day, public servants occupied the State Congress in Rio de Janeiro protesting newly introduced austerity measures by the … Read more

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