The Second Vice President of the Government, Yolanda Díaz, and King Felipe VI will lead the Spanish delegation that will attend the investiture of Lula da Silva as President of Brazil on January 1. As you may have learned PublicIn principle, Díaz will be the representative with the highest rank of the Government in the inauguration of the elected president of Brazil.
Díaz and the coalition government (both the PSOE and Unidas Podemos) gave their support to Lula da Silva in the Brazilian elections that were held on October 2, in which the Workers’ Party defeated the far-right Jair Bolsonaro.
“Lula’s victory is a turning point in the new progressive cycle in Latin America, something especially relevant at a global moment marked by uncertainty”, they point out from the Vice Presidency.
In the international dimension, Díaz references his project (currently in the process of being heard) in the citizen movements that have supported platforms such as those of Gabriel Boric in Chile. “This new cycle is led by plural and diverse movements that have the leading role of the citizen, the protection of democracy and the fight against the climate crisis as flags”, they point out from their team.
Since he arrived at the Ministry of Labor, Díaz and his team have established an international agenda with a clear objective: to build global alliances oriented towards certain goals and to face a series of challenges, such as the fight against inequalities, the climate crisis and the extreme right. international.
In March, the minister traveled to Brazil to participate in the international meeting of the Puebla Group, where she met, among others, Lula da Silva and Dilma Rouseff (former president of Brazil), as well as with Fernando Lugo, former president of Paraguay. He has also visited Chile and other Latin American countries in recent months.
Díaz’s presence at the inauguration of Lula da Silva seeks to “symbolize the need for greater dialogue between a different Europe and a Progressive Latin Americaas well as to strengthen Spain’s relationship with sister countries”.
“The objective is to intensify cooperation, already close, with the movements for the protection of democracy in Latin America and the transformation projects in Europe in a social key, as has been done in recent months”, they point out from their team.