Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva

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Rebuilding bridges: Former president’s mission to defeat Bolsonaro in Brazil
Twenty years after being elected, leftwinger Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva is gearing up for an electrifying bid to regain power

Tom Phillips Latin America correspondent

03, Jan, 2022 @5:00 AM

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‘Un grand monsieur’: Lula challenge to Bolsonaro finds welcome in Europe
Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva gets a fist bump from Olaf Scholz and an invitation to the presidential palace from Macron

Tom Phillips in Rio de Janeiro

25, Nov, 2021 @10:15 AM

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The Guardian view on Brazil’s Bolsonaro: democracy is under attack | Editorial
Editorial: The far-right president has never hidden his admiration for dictatorship. There are growing fears he will not accept defeat in next year’s election

Editorial

08, Sep, 2021 @5:25 PM

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Fears of violence on Brazil’s streets as millions rally to back Bolsonaro
His rural voters see the embattled president as a ‘messenger from God’. And this week they will march in the cities to support him

Tom Phillips in Sinop

05, Sep, 2021 @9:00 AM

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‘Brazil is a global pariah’: Lula on his plot to end reign of ‘psychopath’ Bolsonaro
Brazil’s former leftist leader Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva left no doubt he was planning a finale to a dramatic political career

Tom Phillips in Rio de Janeiro

21, May, 2021 @9:05 AM

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The Guardian view on Jair Bolsonaro: a danger to Brazil, and the world | Editorial
Editorial: The far-right president has given Covid-19 and the razing of the Amazon free rein. Now it looks like he plans to cling on whatever voters say

Editorial

05, Apr, 2021 @5:30 PM

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Amid Brazil's tragedy, our hope is the prospect of Bolsonaro's defeat next year | Celso Amorim
As Covid deaths climb, the president seems to be throwing the country into the abyss, says former minister Celso Amorim

Celso Amorim

02, Apr, 2021 @4:30 PM

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‘Bolsonaro doesn’t know the Earth is round’: how Lula can win back Brazil | Andre Pagliarini
The mishandling of the pandemic has strengthened the former president’s standing, says Andre Pagliarini, Latin American studies lecturer at Dartmouth College

Andre Pagliarini

16, Mar, 2021 @3:00 PM

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'Covid is taking over': Brazil plunges into deadliest chapter of its epidemic
Last year, Jair Bolsonaro declared Brazil had reached ‘the tail end’ of one of the world’s worst outbreaks. Three months later the country has lost almost 100,000 more lives

Tom Phillips in Rio de Janeiro

13, Mar, 2021 @10:30 AM

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Lula excoriates Bolsonaro’s ‘moronic’ Covid response in comeback speech
Addressing the nation, Brazil’s former president left no doubt that his political fightback had begun

Tom Phillips in Rio de Janeiro

10, Mar, 2021 @7:15 PM

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Brazil: Lula has convictions quashed, leaving him free to challenge Bolsonaro
Leftwing former president has political rights restored by judge after being jailed on corruption charges in 2018

Tom Phillips in Rio de Janeiro

08, Mar, 2021 @8:56 PM

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¡Populista! review: Chávez, Castro and Latin America's 'pink wave' leaders
BBC reporter Will Grant has produced an excellent look at the group of strongmen who came from left field

Carrie Gibson

09, Jan, 2021 @6:00 AM

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