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Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva (R) and Air Force Lieutenant Colonel Gustavo de Oliveira Pascotto pose next to the Saab's Gripen F-39 fighter jet at the Embraer factory in Gaviao Peixoto, some 310 km from Sao Paulo, Brazil, on May 9, 2023. At the Embraer factory, 15 of the 36 Gripen F-39 fighter jet units will be produced by Brazilian engineers and technicians who underwent theoretical and practical training at the headquarters of the Swedish company Saab in Linkoping. The forecast is that in 2027 the last Gripen F-39 fighter jet will be delivered. (Photo by NELSON ALMEIDA / AFP) (Photo by NELSON ALMEIDA/AFP via Getty Images)

Brazil Feels Almost Normal Again

After January’s chaos, Brazil’s economy and politics seem to have returned to a more solid footing, writes AQ’s editor-in-chief.

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.

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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