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What the Lula-Bolsonaro runoff means for Latin America

The runoff between Lula and Jair Bolsonaro will have consequences far beyond Brazil, and the winner will determine the agenda for a host of issues across Latin America, from diplomatic conflicts to trade and energy.

But above all, the election will set the political tone in a region where the recent resurgence of the left is proving to be very different from that of the early 2000s. It has coincided with the strengthening of more radical right alternatives than the continent has seen in the recent past, with crucial new topics up for debate, such as the role of…

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