Stuck in  the Middle With Lula

After narrowly coming to power, Lula begins his third presidential term navigating between the demands of his supporters and the threat of a right-wing coup.

President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva speaks at a demonstration against then president Michel Temer, June 10, 2016. Temer was accused in the court of public opinion of contributing to the impeachment of his predecessor, Dilma Rousseff. (Victor Moriyama / Getty Images)

“The world is watching Brazil,” Isabel Cademartori said in late October, as voters in Latin America’s largest nation went to the polls. As a member of the Social Democratic Party of Germany, serving in the Bundestag since 2021, Cademartori was heading a delegation to observe Brazil’s electoral process. The right-wing incumbent, Jair Bolsonaro, spent the […]