November 13, 2008

HE'S THE PINOCHET OF BRAZIL...:

The Obama of Brazil: He came from the left and poverty, but da Silva rules from the center, as Obama must. (CS Monitor's Editorial Board, November 12, 2008)

Like Barack Obama, Brazil's president rose to power from poverty and the political left. But during six years in office, he has ruled from the center, tapping Brazil's market strengths, earning him world respect. When the two men finally meet, it may be President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva – or "Lula" – who teaches Mr. Obama a thing or two.

A series on Brazil running this week in The Christian Science Monitor shows this "sleeping giant" nation has become a bright-eyed go-getter, due in large part to Mr. da Silva's embrace of practical solutions that please global investors and also most Brazilians (his popularity ratings are very high).


...as Mr. Obama is more the Lula of America.

Posted by Orrin Judd at November 13, 2008 3:45 PM
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