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Brazil pres. tells poor nations to buck up

DAVOS, Switzerland, Jan. 26 (UPI) -- Poor countries need to stop "crying poor" and do more to better themselves, Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva said Friday in Switzerland.

Brazilian president unveils economic plan

BRASILIA, Brazil, Jan. 23 (UPI) -- Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva has introduced a new plan to stimulate his country's economy, O Globo reported Tuesday.

Brazil wants greater regional integration

RIO DE JANEIRO, Jan. 18 (UPI) -- Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva said Thursday the countries comprising the Mercosur trade bloc need to embrace greater integration.

Brazilian president heading to U.S.

BRASILIA, Brazil, Jan. 11 (UPI) -- Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva will travel to the United States this year to meet with President George W. Bush.

Brazil raises minimum wage

BRASILIA, Brazil, Dec. 27 (UPI) -- Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva announced Wednesday he would raise the country's minimum wage by 8.5 percent, Agencia Estado reported.

Brazil: Key presidential adviser quits

BRASILIA, Brazil, Nov. 13 (UPI) -- A key campaign coordinator for Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva resigned amid an ongoing corruption scandal, presidential officials said Monday.

Brazil's da Silva faces election run-off

SAO PAULO, Oct. 2 (UPI) -- Brazil's president blamed his ruling party for his failure to win the election in the first round amid a corruption scandal involving several members.

Millions of Brazilians head to polls

RIO DE JANEIRO, Oct. 1 (UPI) -- Brazilians headed to the polls Sunday following a campaign rife with corruption allegations against incumbent President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva.

Brazilian president fires campaign manager

RIO DE JANIERO, Brazil, Sept. 21 (UPI) -- Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva has fired his campaign manager amid allegations he engaged in dirty tactics for the president's reelection. Da Silva told O Globo television Thursday that he would not pass judgment on Ricardo Berzoini.

Brazil: President still leading polls

BRASILIA, Brazil, Aug. 4 (UPI) -- Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva is projected to win the first round of upcoming presidential elections, a new poll found.

Bush and da Silva discuss trade and energy

BRASILIA, Brazil, June 20 (UPI) -- Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva talked trade and energy initiatives with President Bush in a short telephone meeting, O Globo reported Tuesday.

Brazil poll: Da Silva will win first round

SAO PAULO, May 24 (UPI) -- Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva would win in the first round of elections scheduled for October, a poll released Wednesday indicates.

Uganda rebels disrupting U.N. work

KHARTOUM, Sudan, Oct. 19 (UPI) -- The U.N. mission in Sudan Wednesday accused Ugandan rebels of disrupting humanitarian assistance and programs for resettling refugees in south Sudan.

Brazil: Lawmaker arrested with $2.5 mil

BRASILIA, Brazil, July 11 (UPI) -- A Brazilian federal deputy was arrested at an airport in the capital of Brasilia Monday trying to transport $2.5 million in seven suitcases.

Brazilian singer Bezerra da Silva dies

RIO DE JANIERO, Brazil, Jan. 17 (UPI) -- Brazilian singer-songwriter Bezerra da Silva, who crooned about the seedy side of Brazilian life, died Monday in Rio de Janeiro.
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Silva is the most common surname in the Portuguese language, namely in Portugal, and Brazil; it is also widespread in regions of the former Portuguese Empire in Asia, including India and Sri Lanka.

It is a name that became very common, sometimes losing its original particle de or da, and associated with a great number of different people and products:

Many people on this list are not generally known as Silva.

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