Brazil's President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva attends a military promotion ceremony, in Brasilia, Brazil, Tuesday, April 4, 2023. 

Where does Brazil stand with the war in Ukraine?


Over the last week, Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva courted controversy with his remarks on the conflict in Ukraine, causing tensions between Brazil and the US. 

The Belo Monte dam.

Lula vows to end illegal mining in the Amazon. But legal mining is more complicated.

Brazil's President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, center, President of the Supreme Court Rosa Weber, center right, are accompanied by governors and ministers for an inspection visit and support for the Supreme Court headquarters.

Brazilians rally behind Lula after violent rampage in Brasília 

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Lula promises sustainable development for the Amazon

Brazilian President-elect Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, speaks at the COP27 UN Climate Summit, Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2022, in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt. 

At COP27, Lula promises to resume Brazil’s ‘leading role’ as a climate defender

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people rally for Lula

Brazil election puts fate of public education in the spotlight 


In the runoff election in Brazil, there are two very different visions for the future of public education. Incumbent Jair Bolsonaro has steadily been making cuts. While his challenger, former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, vows to expand it. That’s what he did when he ran the country in the 2000s, and in northeastern Brazil, voters feel their very livelihoods depend on his return.  

A demonstrator dressed in the colors of the Brazilian flag performs in front of a street vendor's towels for sale featuring Brazilian presidential candidates, current President Jair Bolsonaro, center, and former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, in Bra

Lula battles Bolsonaro for chance to defend the poor again in Brazil

Two presidents are battling for power in Sunday’s elections. Former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva is hoping to unseat current far-right President Jair Bolsonaro. 

Former Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva speaks during his announcement of his candidacy for the country’s upcoming presidential election, in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Saturday, May 7, 2022.

Brazil’s Lula makes a comeback on a campaign to defend democracy

Former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva is making a comeback with a campaign for democracy and unity against far-right incumbent Jair Bolsonaro.

Former Brazilian president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva attends a meeting with members of the Workers Party that decided Lula da Silva will be its candidate again in the 2018 election, despite losing an appeal against a corruption conviction that will likely

Lula’s limbo between prison and presidency looms over 2018 Brazil race

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South America’s largest country is electing its next president later this year — and it’s in the thick of a legal battle about whether the top-polling candidate will be in jail by that time.

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Lula, a bear, and Simba, a lion, have been rescued from the Mosul zoo


“I think if we waited some days more,” says the veterinarian who led the mission, “they would not be existing, they would be history.”