|Latin America: Lula: Savior or Sell-Out?|
Tuesday, January 28 @ 18:47:53 UTC
|By Jennifer C. Berkshire|
When Brazil's new president, Luiz Inacio Lula de Silva, or "Lula" to friend and foe alike, took the stage at the Porto Alegre amphitheater this week, the mostly Brazilian crowd welcomed him like a rock star. Teenage girls in midriff bearing t-shirts sporting the Workers' Party insignia screamed Lula's name, while families waved small PT flags in the air. One gentleman came in a gaucho costume, the baggy pants and tall leather boots of the Pampas, along with a homemade sign proclaiming: "Lula? You Are My President." I couldn't help wishing that he were mine as well.
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