Rosangela da Silva
The victory marks a stunning turnaround for the charismatic but tarnished leftist heavyweight, who left office in 2010 as the most popular president in Brazilian history, fell into disgrace when he was imprisoned for 18 months on since-quashed corruption charges.
Pundits reviewing 2022 are heaving a palpable sigh of relief. This was the year, or so the consensus goes, when far-right strongmen such as Donald Trump and Jair Bolsonaro were enfeebled, China stumbled and the “West” made a comeback, at least against Vladimir Putin’s Russia. Such assessments, nostalgic for a lost “liberal
Leftist Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva has pulled off a narrow victory over right-wing Jair Bolsonaro in Sunday’s runoff in Brazil’s presidential election. Lula had 50.9 per cent of the vote and Bolsonaro 49.1 per cent. But in actual votes it turned out to be a difference of two million votes. In the preliminary round Lula failed to get the mandatory 50 per cent.
Ex-president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva and incumbent Jair Bolsonaro traded insults on Tuesday as they launched their campaigns for Brazil’s October elections in dueling rallies highlighting the South American giant’s deep divisions. The two front-runners, who have in reality been campaigning for months, made it official on opening day with events
Prime Minister Narendra Modi took all the leaders who were at the G20 Summit that India had hosted in New Delhi on September 9-10 to Raj Ghat, the place where India’s undisputed leader of the Freedom Movement and Father of the Nation, Mahatma Gandhi, was cremated, to pay respects. It was a symbolic
The Egyptian authorities have paused bulldozing tombs in Cairo’s fabled City of the Dead after protests by public figures, cultural preservationists, tour operators, and global historians. Too little, too late. A wasteland of rubble is all that remains of historic and family tombs in protected heritage sectors of the
Theresa May has joined the Conservative heavyweight pile-on against Rishi Sunak over HS2 as she becomes the third former Tory prime minister to call for the project not to be axed. Asked on Saturday if she would cut HS2, the former Tory leader responded with a categoric “no” over fears that abandoning the
The most interesting part of the Hollywood writers’ new contract is the AI clause. According to news reports, it explicitly allows the studios to “train” large language models on scripts written by members of the Writers Guild. The agreement implies that permission to train an LLM on a writer’s works has value.