The President, Lula, has been accused of financial crimes, sparking protests that have forced him to reschedule his campaign. Will his visit give him a boost? Plus, the Guardian reviews the latest novel from the Dickens of Latin America: Italo Calvino.
Brazil’s President Lula Is Staging a Comeback. Can He Bring the Country Along?
Brazilians have been regrouping against the allegations of widespread graft brought against Lula da Silva, the former leader accused of holding assets worth hundreds of millions of dollars despite being legally declared indigent.
How he became an increasingly divisive political phenomenon.
His return from prison has caused many to lament the dangers of the “coup against democracy” and that the jailed former leader should be allowed to run. What are those dangers? And how should he be allowed to run?
The Guardian looks into those questions and many more.
There is also a chance for 2018 to be the best year for Latin American literature since 1998, according to the Guardian’s review of the latest book in Italo Calvino’s award-winning Latin American trilogy. But its seventh book in the masterpieces is not without its flaws.
Tell us what you think.
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