Analysis: Brazil gets IMF nod

SAO PAULO, April 18 (UPI) -- Nagging economic injuries and an up-for-grabs presidential election in October aside, Brazilians are feeling pretty confident about the direction of their econo

Analysis: Chavez, Brazil shift LatAm econ.

SAO PAULO, April 15 (UPI) -- There were two important political shifts for the economies of Latin America this weekend. One in Venezuela, which played across front pages worldwide, another that passed quietly, unless you happen to be a watcher of Brazilian politics.
BRADLEY BROOKS, UPI Business Correspondent

Commentary: Twilight deepens in Lat. Am.

WASHINGTON, April 12 (UPI) -- Six months ago last Tuesday, I published in my weekly "Bear's lair" column an analysis of the deepening gloom facing Latin America's future -- attached at the e
MARTIN HUTCHINSON, Business and Economics Editor

Analysis: Forked road for S. Am. economies

SAO PAULO, April 11 (UPI) -- They share a border, a continent and are strong trading partners, but when it comes to making the trip to economic recovery, Brazil and Argentina are rolling down the road in opposite directions.
BRADLEY BROOKS, UPI Business Correspondent

Analysis: political storm for Latin econs

SAO PAULO, April 9 (UPI) -- The emerging markets of Latin America have enjoyed a nice ride the past few months, with foreign capital helping the region's equities gain more than 7 percent
BRADLEY BROOKS, UPI Business Correspondent

Latin American market roundup

SANTIAGO, Chile, March 14 (UPI) -- Latin American equities weren't stellar but remained stable this week as the markets, Mexico in particular, are optimistically eyeing an economic turnaround in the United States and the potential flow of foreign capital that development would bring.
BRADLEY BROOKS, UPI Business Correspondent
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Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva
WAP2002121009-WASHINGTON, Dec. 10 (UPI)--Brazilian President-Elect Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva speaks at the headquarters of the AFL-CIO in Washington D.C. on Dec. 10, 2002. jg/John Gillis

Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva (Portuguese pronunciation:   audio (help·info); born 27 October 1945), known popularly as Lula, served as the 35th President of Brazil from 2003 to 2010.

A founding member of the Workers' Party (PT – Partido dos Trabalhadores), he ran for President three times unsuccessfully, first in the 1989 election. Lula achieved victory in the 2002 election, and was inaugurated as President on 1 January 2003. In the 2006 election he was re-elected for a second term as President, which ended on 31 December 2010. He was succeeded by his former Chief of Staff, Dilma Rousseff.

He is often regarded as the most popular politician in the history of Brazil and, at the time of his mandate, one of the most popular in the world. Social programs like Bolsa Família and Fome Zero are hallmarks of his time in office. Lula played a prominent role in recent international relations developments, including the Nuclear program of Iran and global warming, and was described as "a man with audacious ambitions to alter the balance of power among nations." He was featured in Time's The 100 Most Influential People in the World for 2010, and has been called "the most successful politician of his time."

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