ADDED ON: 01/08/2023

Lula government embarks on “reconstruction” of Brazil

01/07/2023 | La Prens Latina

President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva brought his 37 Cabinet ministers together for the first time Friday and told them that their task is to rebuild Brazil on behalf of “the people abandoned by the state.” After four years “under an authoritarian government,” the government that took office Jan. 1 faces a country “in a situation of chaos,” the 77-year-old former autoworker and union leader said. He called for reconciliation and an end to “family quarrels” rooted in political differences “established by hate.” Bolsonaro, an outspoken admirer of Brazil’s 1964-1985 military regime, routinely disparaged women, the LGBT community and indigenous people while labeling everyone to the left of him politically as “communists.”

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