Farewells to Benedict, hellos to Lula and hold the alcohol
04 January 2023 | 7:34 am
The press is bidding farewell to Pope Benedict XVI, with multiple views on his legacy. The Brazilian papers are discussing the inauguration of Lula as president, while the French papers are bracing for a rocky January as Macron prepares to push ahead with pension reforms. Finally, we look at the benefits of a Dry – or Damp – January.
Nigerians have spent over N599.11 billion on beer between January and June 2022 despite the downturn in the economy. Beer producers like Nigerian Breweries, Guinness, and International Breweries reported Nigeria's spent N599.11 billion on alcohol consumption between January and June 2022 huge growth in their revenues in the months under review.
We bring you a special edition on the upcoming elections in Brazil. On October 2, some 156 million Brazilians will head to the polls to elect a third of their senators, 513 deputies, all 27 governors and Brazilian state legislatures, as well as a president.
He is the candidate of hope and renewal for some, a demon of the past and a symbol of corruption for others. Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, who became Brazil's first left-wing president in 2002, hopes to return to the country’s top job after the presidential election, whose first round takes place on October 2.
Simone Tebet urged her voters to back Lula due to his "commitment to democracy." Former President Fernando Henrique Cardoso also endorsed his leftist former rival.
The leftist presidential candidate has vowed to protect religious liberty while in office. Lula's right-wing opponent, incumbent President Jair Bolsonaro, receives strong support from protestants.
In the run-up to this Sunday's presidential run-off in Brazil, both candidates are fighting for votes in the northeast of the country. The vast, poor and arid region is of strategic importance, as it has historically been a breeding ground for the left.
Lula da Silva is back at the helm. His return for a third term as president of Brazil is a political comeback that few could have expected just a few years back. DW looks at Lula's unlilkely rise from poverty to power.
Former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva has secured a return to office, defeating far-right incumbent Jair Bolsonaro. He called for "peace and unity" after a bitter electoral campaign.
Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, better known as Lula, has thanked the people of Brazil for his election victory. It marks a miraculous political comeback for the man who was elected president twice before being sent to prison over a corruption scandal, then released and allowed to stand again. Lula stands on the brink of his third term as Brazil's president. Can he unite a country bitterly divided by this presidential election?
The meeting between President Jair Bolsonaro and president-elect Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva's advisers comes as Bolsonaro continues not to speak about his election defeat directly himself.
Brazilian president-elect Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva has promised "zero deforestation" in the Amazon. Can he gather enough support at COP27 to preserve the "lungs of the planet."
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