Brazil’s Focus on Africa and Poor Nations Is Right Choice, Says Lula

In a speech at the launching of the Global Call for Action against Poverty, at the V World Social Forum (WSF) in Porto Alegre, in southern Brazil, President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva said that the encounter confirms that another world is possible, especially when it chooses hunger and poverty as a theme.

The campaign, which represents an initiative by over 100 organizations representing civil society, calls for the pardon of poor countries’ foreign debts and changes in international trade, in order to fulfill the Goals of the Millenium proposed by the United Nations (UN).

Lula criticized the time when Brazil had its view fixed exclusively on Europe and the United States, and he affirmed that this stance put the country in the position of turning its back on South America and Africa.

Lula said that, despite being a poor country, Brazil helps finance the development of other South American countries through partnerships with the participation of the National Economic and Social Development Bank (BNDES).

The Brazilian president also referred to the attention paid by Brazil to the African continent and partnerships established with Arab countries and large countries such as India and China.

Translation: David Silberstein
Agência Brasil


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    Repeating (pasting) my comments just created in BRAZZIL.COM
    [u][i][b]Worried about the fate of LIBERTY in a Brazil… IF the infamous Brazilian Labor Party starts displaying its true colors[/b][/i][/u]
    written by Augustus, November 02, 2009

    Red is the color of PT (Brazilian Workers party), which is unquestionably a completely fake, populist, opportunistic, two-faced, demagogue and EXTREMELY corrupt political organization À¢€“ which would better be described a À¢€œvenomous pit of vipersÀ¢€Â… Although credit should be given to the semi-illiterate Brazilian president for not following his advisors and corrupt party leaders to attempt amending the Brazilian Constitution in order to emulate the Venezuelan dictator (and his GANG À¢€“corja– of equality totalitarian puppets in Bolivia, Ecuador & Nicaragua), I fear that the socialist PT is beginning to exhibit, display its true colors, and to increasingly allow its hidden agenda to emerge from obscurity: the suppression of Liberty and the Oppression of Brazilian western-oriented society!

    As suggested in this editorial, the Brazilians socialists are getting increasing impatient with any kind of opposition, and anxious to emulate the SORDID, DIRTY, DISGUSTING example of the obnoxious Venezuelan Dictator; in fact,
    [quote][À¢€œVEJA correctly ponders: “it is astounding. Lula does not read newspapers. But he wants to teach how to write newspapers. Bad news, Mr. President. Having 80% of popularity does not authorize anyone to be reporter or editor. There is no journalism in favor. There is no journalism done by the state.”/quote]Indeed, the upper echelon of Socialist PT can scarcely wait to start vomiting the same type of garbage which Hugo Chavez and his criminal click do, on a daily basis.

    Hopefully the excellent Brazilian weekly VEJA will continue fighting for FREEDOM of speech and for the LIBERTY of Brazilians, for as long as they are permitted to be independent and publish the truth.
    [quote]”In the perfect world of PTÀƒ³polis,” concludes the magazine, “there is no place for something imperfect, noisy, nosey, investigative, stubborn, free, fallible and, sometimes, even irresponsible like the press.”[/quote]
    As such, I would like to express my sincere appreciation for the Publishes of Veja for their courage, value and great service for the Brazilian nation.

    In the unfortunate event where the (press) defenders of Liberty, despite their valiant effort, fail to warn Brazilians, and successfully prevent the emergence of a Bolivarian Tyranny in Brazil, my sole remaining hope would rest upon the good hands, conscience and courage or the ULTIMATE DEFENDERS of Brazil: The Valiant Armed Forces of Brazil: ARMY, NAVY and AIR FORCE!

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