Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva: Voice of a New World

Voice of a New World

It didn't take long after his election in 2002 for the new President of Brazil, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, to make his mark. In Cancun, Mexico, last September, a coalition of developing nations shut down a meeting of the World Trade Organization. Led by Lula and Brazil, the developing world refused to negotiate new foreign-investment rules until powers like the U.S. and the European Union promised to cut the lavish agriculture subsidies that effectively keep developing-world farmers out of lucrative markets. Lula's stance may also derail or seriously dilute the Free Trade Area of the Americas, the hemisphere-wide pact that...

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