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Lula's Victory and Latin America's Leftward Shift

Do victories for Lula in Brazil and fellow leftist leaders across Latin America represent a new “pink tide” sweeping the continent?
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About the Episode

Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva’s victory in Brazil’s presidential election is part of a larger leftward shift in Latin American politics in recent years that stretches from Mexico to Chile. On Deep Dish, Brazilian students share some of the issues facing their country as they went to the polls and the challenges the new president will face. Plus, expert Yannik John discusses what the world should expect from this new wave of Latin American leaders and whether this leftward shift represents a new “pink tide”.  

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This episode is sponsored by UL Solutions.  

About the Experts
Project Manager, Transformation Index BTI
Yannik John is a project manager at Transformation Index BTI. The question of how transformation processes towards democracy and an inclusive market economy can be achieved in a sustainable way is one of the driving forces behind his work.
Brian Hanson
Former Vice President, Studies
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Brian Hanson served as the vice president of studies at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs. He managed the Council's research operations and hosted the Council's weekly podcast, Deep Dish on Global Affairs.
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Other Contributors
Ana Clara Gonçalves Sampaio
Economics and Political Science Student
Ana Clara Gonçalves Sampaio is an international student studying economics and political science at the University of Kentucky. Ana was a former Council intern and is from Belo Horizonte in Minas Gerais, Brazil.
Bruno Braga
Law Student
Bruno Braga is a law student at the Federal University of Minas Gerais. He is speaking to us from Belo Horizonte in Minas Gerais, Brazil.

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