Lula in Brazil considers: 4 “time bombs” that the president should deactivate when he returns to office

  • Gerardo Lizardi
  • BBC News World

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At the age of 77, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva is back as president of Brazil with enormous challenges.

Two decades after becoming Brazil’s first president of labor descent, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva will resume office this Sunday, according to experts.

One need only look at the context of the change of command in Brasilia to notice some differences with what happened on January 1, 2003.

Today’s outgoing president is far-right Jair BolsonaroAmid strong political polarization, tension and concern about eventual acts of violence, he chose to travel to the US and avoid handing over the presidential mantle in person to his leftist successor.

The situation is night and day different from the situation 20 years ago when the then President was in office. Fernando Henrique CardosoAmid smiles, hugs and an atmosphere of democratic peace, he sent the order to his adversary, Lula.

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