“The huge challenge that Lula has will be to pacify the country. People are not only polarized on political matters, but also have different values, identity and opinions. What’s more, they don’t care what the other side’s values, identities and opinions are.” (Sounds familiar.) Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva has done it again: Twenty years after first winning the Brazilian presidency, the leftist defeated incumbent Jair Bolsonaro Sunday.

+ “More than 12 hours after Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva was pronounced the winner of Brazil’s 2022 presidential election, incumbent Jair Bolsonaro has yet to publicly acknowledge his loss.” (Sounds familiar.)

+ The earth may have been saved by way of the Amazon by a 50.9% to 49.1% advantage.
Every vote counts, here, there, and everywhere. Vox: What Lula’s stunning victory means for the imperiled Amazon rainforest.