Politics, Business & Culture in the Americas

Lula’s Gift to Bolsonaro

The Brazilian president’s attacks on Israel reinforce political polarization and give the opposition room to breathe.

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.

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