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Lula and the world: what to expect from the new Brazilian foreign policy

By Guilherme Casarões, Professor of Political Science, São Paulo School of Business Administration (FGV/EAESP)
Brazilian president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva was scheduled to visit his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping at the end of March. Beijing would have been Lula’s fourth international destination in less than 100 days in office.

Lula had to cancel his trip, which was set to include 200 business people, after catching pneumonia. His administration had hoped the China visit would alleviate political pressure at home.

Since returning to the presidency (his previous…The Conversation

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