Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva
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Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva is the former president of Brazil. He transformed Brazil from a debtor to a creditor, and rapidly grew the Brazil's economy. But he is suspected of corruption, which was and is often attacked by his opponents. His term as president was from January 1, 2003 to December 31, 2010. Lula has made Brazil the world's eighth-largest economy. He combined liberal economic policies with state-led welfare policies. His political opponents claim Lula ruined the economy, but that's a load of bull, as Brazil's economic indicators at the time show. However, his successor was an incompetent and failed to solve Brazil's serious security problems.
Now he is fighting Brazil's far-right government.
- Social democracy
- Hugo Chávez - Lula's friend and good-will rival. However, Chávez was an authoritarian wannabe dictator with an...interesting economic policy.
- Bernie Sanders - Sanders is very respectful of Lula.
- Schipani, Andres and Michael Stott. "Brazil’s Lula da Silva released from jail". FT
- Lula: Brazil ex-president's corruption convictions annulled