Lula and the Workers Party in Brazil
Sue BranfordISBN: 1565849841;
Book Description A new edition examining the electoral victory and record of the left government in Latin America's largest country. "Look, my friend. I don't speak the language here, I've got no money, the food stinks, there's no rice, no beans. I'd rather be arrested in Brazil than stay in this dump of a country." ?Lula, the new Brazilian president, on being advised to stay in the United States after his brother's arrest for political activity in Brazil, 1975 In October 2002, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva made history when he became Latin America's first democratically elected socialist leader since Salvador Allende. Lula and his Workers Party won comfortably with nearly 62 percent of Brazil's popular vote. This book tells the story of the Workers Party's origins and electoral history, outlining the key politicians behind it and the riveting story of their four successive tries for power. It features an exclusive post-election interview with Lula that...
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