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Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva

Brazilian former trade union leader and politician, who served as President of Brazil from 1 January 2003 to 1 January 2011.
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Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva
"Give me a chance as President and I will do in 4 years what the elite didn't do in 40." (In Juiz de Fora, August 1994)
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"The foundation is in place, and now we have to get to work." about his second term as president (October 29, 2006 )
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"A long time ago I learned not to put the blame for backwardness in Brazil on the US. We have to blame ourselves. Our backwardness is caused by an elite which for a century didn't think about the majority and subordinated itself to foreign interests." (The Guardian, May 31, 2007 )

"This is a government that has not been putting the dirt under the carpet." (June 23, 2005, during a nationally televised speech)
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"Hope has defeated fear." (After his victory in 2002 Presidential elections in Brazil)
This is a crisis that was caused by people, white with blue eyes. And before the crisis they looked as if they knew everything about economics.
Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva
"Brazil is in a solid position. In the past, if the United States sneezed, we caught pneumonia. Today, if the United States sneezes, we sneeze too." (Financial Times, July 7, 2006 )
"The government tries to do what's easy because what's hard is hard."(June 17, 2004 in a speech)
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