On 15th November 2021, Maria Joao Rodrigues met with President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, who led Brazil from 2003 to 2010. Together with the President of the Party of European Socialists, Sergei Stanishev MEP, the Coordinator of the Progressive Alliance, Conny Reuter, and the chair of the Global Progressive Forum, Andreas Schieder MEP, she reaffirmed its support to a progressive force in Brazil.