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It’s a Lula Election in Brazil. Again.

July 16, 2018

As they say in World Cup-winning France: Plus ça change.

Believe it or not, for the eighth consecutive time, it appears Brazil’s presidential election will largely revolve around one man: Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva.

It’s been that way since 1989, when a much younger, more radical version of Lula, wounded by last-minute allegations he encouraged his mistress to abort their child, lost by six percentage points to Fernando Collor. In 1994 and 1998, the success...

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