Tag "Lula"

Pyrrhic victory or strategic defeat?

by Quantum Bird for the Saker blog Federal elections have just taken place in Brazil and the result – despite the reluctance and insecurity of the “Left” – was expected: Lula was elected president for the third time. Lula defeated Bolsonaro by a margin of approximately 1%, in a universe of almost 100 million useful votes. The profound discredit accumulated domestically and internationally by Bolsonaro, who performed a chaotic mandate,

Comeback kid Lula in the eye of a volcano

by Pepe Escobar, first posted at the Asia Times, and reposted with the author’s permission Lula wins but his room for maneuver will be limited by powerful forces aligned against his Global South agenda Luis Ignacio “Lula” da Silva may be the ultimate 21st century political comeback kid. At 77, fit and sharp, leading an alliance of 10 political parties, he has just been elected as Brazilian president for what

Brazil’s Lula in a wilderness of mirrors

Still in the legal woods and not daring to project as a revolutionary leader, Lula should nonetheless never be underestimated By Pepe Escobar with permission and first posted at Asia Times A surprising Supreme Court decision that, while not definitive, restores Lula’s political rights has hit Brazil like a semiotic bomb and plunged the nation into a reality show being played in a wilderness of shattered mirrors. At first, it