Sánchez has registered a personal triumph. But the cost to the Spanish working class and its allies could be significant.
A Lula victory in the second round is essential for Brazil as Bolsonaro remains a serious threat to Brazilian democracy.
There is hope. A Lula presidency could ‘offer robust leadership for a world that seems to be crumbling due to the myriad challenges such as climate catastrophe, warfare and social toxicity’.
Barring some dramatic and unforeseen development, Sinn Féin is on course to be the largest party and win the First Minister’s position. This would be an historic development, completely shocking to Unionism and undermining British governance in Ireland.
The challenges in Chile are immense. One of the great problems of Latin American has been the lack of strategic vision in economic development. The example of China and the centrality of development of productive forces is very important.
Spain’s minority PSOE (socialist) government has fallen and new elections are scheduled for 28 April.