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Fast-acting Lula shakes up politics

Today: The Lula effect on Jair Bolsonaro. A new pandemic landmark. And how Brazil plans to keep Huawei 5G at arm’s length.

How Lula is already changing the political game

In his first public appearance since regaining his political rights, former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva gave a stump speech in all but name. He talked about the country’s lack of direction under President Jair Bolsonaro, before gesturing to the Armed Forces and military police — all after defending vaccines, social distancing, and the use of face masks. “If you get to discuss Brazil’s problems with conservative sectors as well,”...

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