US Secretary of State Antony Blinken arrived in Rio de Janeiro for the diplomatic G20. But on site, it is the crisis between Brazil and Israel which is making headlines.

Lula compared the deaths of civilians in Gaza to the victims of Nazism. Since then, the diplomatic dispute between Tel Aviv and Brasilia has continued to grow. The relationship between the United States and Latin America's largest economy has warmed significantly since the return to power of Lula in 2023, who succeeded far-right President Jair Bolsonaro.