A few years ago, commentators were announcing the demise of the Latin American left. But if Lula wins this autumn’s presidential election in Brazil, the Left will be governing the region’s six largest economies for the first time.
Kyla Sankey teaches in the School of Business and Management at Queen Mary University of London.
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