Future foresees protagonism

Amazon emerges solidly in the speeches of Luís Inácio Lula da Silva, in his first address to the nation, after being elected the next president of Brazil, on October 30th. On several occasions, Lula referred to the Amazon as one of the priorities in his presidential term, stressing that “Brazil and the planet need a living Amazon”. After the presidential election outcome, leaders from different countries expressed interest in collaborating with Brazil, under Lula’s direction. Internal national scenario, however, points to many challenges towards the consolidation of the commitments undertaken in the campaign.