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Lula: Travels to COP27

This is good for Lula.  It is good that before he is even inaugurated, he gets to arrange bilateral meetings and that he gets to discuss planetary issues.

On Monday, Brazil’s President-elect Lula da Silva traveled to Egypt to take part in the United Nations Conference on Climate Change (COP27).

“Brazil, which was diplomatically isolated during the administration of the far-right, climate-skeptic President Jair Bolsonaro, has new hope,” the French outlet Les Echos commented on the Workers’ Party leader, adding that “Lula is expected in Egypt as if he were a star.”

On Wednesday, Lula da Silva will participate in the event “Charter from the Amazon: a common agenda for climate transition,” in which he will be accompanied by several governors from the Amazon region.

Lula da Silva will make a statement at the COP27 plenary, which is being held in Sharm el Sheikh, a hotel complex on the shores of the Red Sea.  I have not seen it yet, although it must have happened.

All looks good yes?  Peachy keen yes?  No, not really.

The Brazilian Military Commanders Navy, Army, and Air Force questioned the outcome of the Brazilian presidential election.  Not very loud, not very clear, but still.

In the meantime, the transition team has real trouble getting real statistics from the previous administration.  Somehow the statistical and satellite data for the Amazon in Brazil for the previous of year?  Well, it is hard to find it.  The previous administration of course is fat and happy and rich with whatever they sold off to deforestation.   However we mistrust Cop and climate issues, this is a good place for Lula to speak his first international words.  Brazil’s VP-Elect Demands Access to Amazon Deforestation Data

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Col...'the farmer from NZ'
17 days ago

Yes, I agree Amarynth… nevertheless it seems that Mr Global and his cohorts are pulling out all the stops in trying to turn the tide against Lula and make Brazil basically ungovernable. I am gobsmacked that so much of the western world is missing the obvious parallels between Lula and Gadaffi. Basically, Lula is directly challenging the private banking cabal by using almost the exact same playbook to dislodge the financial hegemon. This was simply a very legitimate desire by both of these leaders to enable their respective countries’ societies to begin to reap some of the financial benefits from… Read more »

Col...'the farmer from NZ'
11 days ago

What a pathetic gloss over of the real issues in Brazil… and precisely what you would expect from Rooters… ahem… I mean’t Reuters!