Brazil’s Lula in Davos: Preacher and Salesman

A day away from the official opening of the world’s most important capitalist encounter, the Convention Center in the Swiss city of Davos is ready to receive the nearly two thousand participants, among entrepreneurs, heads of state, representatives of NGO’s, and world leaders.

The forum begins tomorrow (26), but the major debates will only get underway on Thursday (27). The theme of this year’s encounter is “Assuming Responsibility for Difficult Choices.”


The organizers of the forum have still not confirmed the presence of some important figures, for security reasons, but it is certain that the president of Microsoft, Bill Gates, the Prime Minister of Great Britain, Tony Blair, and the ex-president of the United States, Bill Clinton, will attend.


The President of Brazil, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, will arrive in Davos on the 28th, two days after the opening of the event. He will depart from Porto Alegre, where he will participate in the World Social Forum.


The expectation in Davos is that Lula will once again impart a greater social concern to the encounter, as he did in 2003, when he launched the global campaign against hunger and poverty in the presence of the chief representatives of international capitalism.


Lula was the first head of state in history to participate in both the World Social Forum and the World Economic Forum, two events that are considered antagonistic, because they discuss opposing themes: the one, social actions; the other, measures of economic protection.


On January 28, Lula, together with other world leaders, will participate in a special session on how to fund the war against poverty.


On the 29th, Lula and his Ministers will participate in a seminar to demonstrate to European, Asian, and American entrepreneurs a Brazil that is ready to receive investments, as they did last year in Geneva and New York.


It will give the Brazilian government an opportunity to attract partners for the Public-Private Partnership (PPP) program, recently approved in Brazil. The day will be taken up by speeches and conversations with around a hundred international investors.


Translation: David Silberstein
Agência Brasil

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