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Waack: Lula’s horizons on the international scene

Lula has just discovered how much the word of his Venezuelan dictator friend, Nicolás Maduro, is worth: nothing.

The Brazilian president asked the Venezuelan president for common sense on the issue of Venezuela’s annexation of a piece of neighboring Guyana. He collected everything that Brazil didn’t need, a tremendous mess at our already vulnerable borders.

It was not for lack of warning. Lula had already committed himself to changing the governance of the world — read how countries relate to each other — now that he has assumed the rotating presidency of the G20, but he is having enormous difficulties in tidying up even his surroundings, considering that America do Sul is home for us.

An election he tried to run in Argentina made a free trade agreement between Mercosur and the European Union very doubtful. I agree that, alone, Lula had already made it very difficult.

The Brazilian president is also thinking about joining the fossil fuel cartel, OPEC+, as a way of accelerating the end of these fuels, which in Brazil receive more incentives and investments than clean energy.

In fact, the Brazilian president’s horizons and ambitions are broad. The problem is to start by tidying up the house.

Source: CNN Brasil

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