Global South



  • 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…

  • Brazil

    Bear in mind that even with Lula’s victory, he is not yet President.  He will take over from 1 January 2023.

    We had some discussion and I would like to post it here.  First a piece by Colin Maxwell on his fairly new Substack and then an attempt to answer from the Valdai Club.  Finally my…

  • Comeback kid Lula in the eye of a volcano

    Lula wins but his room for maneuver will be limited by powerful forces aligned against his Global South agenda

    By Pepe Escobar and he describes this as A special for Asia Times in a very special day.  Usually we use Pepe’s work with his permission.

    Luis Ignacio “Lula” da Silva may be the ultimate 21st century political…

  • Next on the election cycle: Brazil

    The run-off election between Bolsonaro and Lula is scheduled for Sunday, the 30th. At the previous election, the two parties ended up with Bolsonaro at 43.2 percent of the vote and Lula at 48.4 percent, maintaining a lead, but by a smaller margin than expected.

    So far, it was a brutal time with Bolsonaro being accused…