Lula has high hopes for post-Bolsonaro Brazil’s international role
10 February 2023 | 2:17 pm
'Brazil is back' will be one of the main messages of President Lula da Silva during his trip to the US. He has ambitious foreign policy plans; some analysts are skeptical though.
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