But since the inauguration of the "new old" leftist government of populist president Lula, it's one bad news after another in politics, economy, freedom, and liberty.
Less than two months into his term, Lula hasn't made clear his plans to advance the agenda for the good of the country. He's more invested in passing the buck, pushing his retrograde and divisive discourse, advancing ideological alliances, and promoting unorthodox initiatives and policies. In other words, everything that has failed miserably in the not-so-distant past.
Not to mention the scandals already popping up. When you add the promotion of wokeism and authoritarianism, the complacency of the congress, the collusion of the press, and the polarization of civil society, the future looks gloomier today than even during the worse of the pandemic. If things keep going this way, Brazil is about to become less developing and more Third World.
Too early for that kind of crap.
It was promised that the end of Bolsonaro would bring peace and union, but instead, this has been quite a tumultuous and ominous start for Lula so far. The boondoggle is furthering radicalization, spreading concern among investors, and destabilizing the market.
Shouldn't a new government enjoy a honeymoon period? Except this government isn't new: we've seen the names, misconducts, scandals, and failed ideas before. Lula's Workers Party governed Brazil between 2003 and 2016, but accepts no responsibility for the current situation, even declaring it will "fix everything" in the next four years.