"Lula Becomes Brazil’s President, With Bolsonaro in Florida"

"Brazil inaugurates its new president, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, on Sunday. Facing investigations, former President Jair Bolsonaro has taken refuge in Orlando."

"BRASÍLIA -- President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva took the reins of the Brazilian government on Sunday in an elaborate inauguration, complete with a motorcade, music festival and hundreds of thousands of supporters filling the central esplanade of Brasília, the nation’s capital.

But one key person was missing: the departing far-right president, Jair Bolsonaro.

Mr. Bolsonaro was supposed to pass Mr. Lula the presidential sash on Sunday, an important symbol of the peaceful transition of power in a nation where many people still recall the 21-year military dictatorship that ended in 1985."

Jack Nicas and André Spigariol report for the New York Times January 1, 2023.


"Brazil’s Lula Picks Amazon Defender For Environment Minister" (AP)

"Brazil Will Have First Indigenous Woman Chief For Key Post" (AP)

"Opinion: For Lula and the World, the Tough Job of Saving the Amazon Begins" (New York Times)

"Lula Names Staunch Amazon Defenders As Ministers In Brazil" (Guardian)

"Brazilian President-Elect Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva Says He Will End Illegal Amazon Deforestation" (Wall St. Journal)

Source: NYTimes, 01/02/2023