Whip-Sawed Brazil Set To Return To Socialism Under Lula

  • Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, a living symbol of the Latin America’s left once again took the reins of presidential power on Sunday, 12 years after his last term. The 77-year old former president and union trade leader was sworn in among thousands of supporters who waved the red workers’ flag.
  • “A handful of people have it all, and then there are the masses, who are in need of everything… people lining up at butchers for leftover bones to relieve their hunger and, at the same time, people in line to buy imported cars and private jets,” he said. “No one can be happy in the middle of so much inequality.”