Lula: Latin American leaders greet new Brazilian president
08 January 2023 | 5:59 am
Markets have slumped in Brazil over fears President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva will sacrifice the economy to push forward with social policies.
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Which Lula is it this week? In Lisbon, Brazil’s president charmed his hosts in a speech before the Portuguese parliament to mark nearly half a century since the Carnation Revolution that ended the dictatorship there. Lula had raised eyebrows with his recent visit to China, where he accused the US of "encouraging" the war in Ukraine, and then with last week's warm welcome for Russia's foreign minister.
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The European Commission hopes that pushing ahead long-brewing trade deals with Latin American governments can boost the EU.
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