One month into his third stint as President of Brazil, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva is facing the biggest challenge to his political career, one that could steer him away from his original plan to focus on fighting poverty and environmental degradation.
Not only is the Brazilian President dealing with the daunting task of uniting a politically polarized country, but the leftist leader is also up against the possibility of political sabotage – not just from supporters of his predecessor, right-wing former president Jair Bolsonaro, but also from within his own administration and military.
Those divisions were on display in last month’s attempted coup in Brasilia, in which thousands of Bolsonaro supporters stormed the National Congress, the Supreme Court and the presidential palace, looting and destroying property, as well as stealing secret documents from the Brazilian Intelligence Agency.
Full article at The Globe and Mail’s page. Date of publication: 24/02/2023.
Published also in print (25/02/2023)