We must use the crisis as an opportunity to correct things that were wrong before the crisis and strengthen multilateral bodies, because in a globalized world we need serious and representative forums to take global decisionsWhite House: Summit yields broad agreement Nov 15, 2008
There will be no accord in the Middle East while the United States believes it can build peace alone, because it is part of the conflictU.S. must change tack on S. America, says Lula Dec 29, 2010
I'm surprised they arrested the man and I didn't see any protest, not a word in defense of freedom of expression or freedom of the pressLula backs Assange, queries press freedom Dec 10, 2010
It would be better to get a say as a permanent council member in order to reflect in the international community Japan's own ideas that are different from other countriesKoizumi to push for Security Council seat Sep 09, 2004
My administration will be known for fiscal responsibility, respect for contracts, and control of inflationInside Mexico: The Americas' three kings Dec 11, 2002
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."