Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, known popularly as “Lula,” 77, recently won Brazil’s closely watched presidential election over President Jair Bolsonaro, 67, a right-wing populist and deeply polarizing figure in Latin America’s largest country.
As the largest Palestinian community outside the Middle East advances an aggressive anti-Israel agenda bordering on anti-Semitism, Chile is facing constant attacks on its democracy and its heritage of inclusiveness.
By discontinuing the DACA program, which protected close to 800,000 undocumented young people from deportation, President Trump has turned away from the classic American credo that has immeasurably strengthened and defined America: "Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free."
After a bipartisan, coast-to-coast outcry, President Trump signed an executive order maintaining the administration’s “zero tolerance” policy toward asylum-seekers and immigrants but – in a welcome move – terminating the practice of separating children from their families. While seemingly a win for a bipartisan approach to the issue, such a view is in truth a sadly superficial reading of the situation.
Folha de São Paulo is the largest-circulation paper and media website in Brazil, the most populous country in Latin America. It is considered a paper of record and appeals especially to a left-of-center readership. The paper approached AJC CEO David Harris, after he was interviewed on the dilemmas of ethics, from a Jewish perspective, for a popular Brazilian show.