LatinNews Daily - 07 November 2022

Biden congratulates Brazil’s Lula on his election victory

Brazil: On 31 October the White House released a press release noting that US President Joe Biden had spoken with Brazil’s President-elect Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva to offer his congratulations on his election the previous day in which he defeated the incumbent president Jair Bolsonaro by 50.9% of the vote to 49.1% in a second round run-off. According to the White House, during the call, President Biden “commended the strength of Brazilian democratic institutions following free, fair, and credible elections”. The statement notes that the two leaders discussed the “strong relationship” between the US and Brazil, and “committed to continue working as partners to address common challenges, including combatting climate change, safeguarding food security, promoting inclusion and democracy, and managing regional migration.”.

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