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.

He was convicted of receiving bribes in 2017. In 2019, he was released from prison pending appeal, and appealed his charges,[1] a venture which ultimately payed off.[2]

Now he is fighting Brazil's far-right government.

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