The forces that shaped modern Brazil made the rise of a figure such as Lula da Silva all but inevitable. Conditions in Brazil today mean his imprisonment is certainly not the end of this chapter in the nation's story. Pablo Gentili, Executive Secretary of the Latin American Council of Social Sciences (CLACSO), analyses the parallel between Brazil's history and the story of its most charismatic leader.
TNI looks back at the unrealistic pledges made at the UNGASS and highlights the obstinate avoidance of the fundamental questions necessary for an evaluation of the efficacy of the current approach to drug control.
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