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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.

Brazil's 'Black Diamond' of soccer dies

SAO PAULO, Jan. 25 (UPI) -- Brazilians Sunday mourned the death near Sao Paulo of soccer legend Leonidas da Silva, who was known as the "Black Diamond."

Brazil president optimistic about peace

WASHINGTON, Dec. 8 (UPI) -- Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva says he is optimistic about the prospects of the U.S.-sponsored roadmap for peace in the Middle East.

Uruguay vetoes Cuba's entry to Mercosur

RIO DE JANEIRO, Nov. 3 (UPI) -- Uruguay is reportedly refusing to endorse Cuba's entry into the Mercosur, the Southern common market, despite support from Argentina and Brazil.

Brazil may fund new housing plan

SAO PAULO, Oct. 23 (UPI) -- Brazilian President Luiz Lula da Silva suggested Thursday the use of federal funds to revamp crumbling or condemned building for public housing.

Talk of debt renegotiation in Brazil

RIO DE JANEIRO, Oct. 22 (UPI) -- A top economic adviser to the labor party's presidential candidate -- Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva -- suggested in a television interview that if elected, a da Silva government may renegotiate parts of the $57 billion in internal state and municipal debt owe
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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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