• Categories
  • Archives

Brazil’s Lula: ‘Gone Are the Days of Dependence on the US’

Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva reiterated today that employment remains an “obsession” of the government, and he recalled that 2 million formal jobs (with signed working papers) were created last year.

Speaking in Guarulhos, in the Greater São Paulo,  at a ceremony to sign the Residential Leasing Program, Lula insisted that 2005 will be a promising year and that “gone are the days when Brazil behaved like a Third World country, destitute and dependent upon the United States and Europe.”


The President pointed out that, besides the creation of new jobs. ending extreme poverty and hunger in Brazil is also a priority goal.


“Another debt that Brazil has, which we have an even greater obligation to resolve, is ending extreme poverty and hunger in this country. This is a much more serious commitment, and we are surely going to eliminate these conditions. We are striving for this,” Lula said.


He added that in the coming years the government will also continue investing in construction and basic sanitation.


“We are aware that each cent we devote to treating water and collecting and treating sewage is money we don’t need to spend on health.”


Translation: David Silberstein
Agência Brasil

Tags:

  • Show Comments (0)

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

comment *

  • name *

  • email *

  • website *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Ads

You May Also Like

2010: Economists See Brazil’s GDP Growing 5.08% and Industry 8%

Brazilian financial market have slightly improved their expectation of growth for the Gross Domestic ...

Brazil Adds Up the Theft by Its Politicians: US$ 5 Billion

Corruption has cost Brazilian taxpayers US$ 5 billion in the last four years according ...

Brazil Congress Wants US Pilots Indicted for Murder in Air Accident

Brazil's Inquiry Parliamentary Commission (CPI) on the Brazilian Air Traffic has concluded its report ...

Europe Gets a Taste of Northeastern Brazil Fruits

About 20 million reais (US$ 12.7 million) and the participation of fruit farmers from ...

Pepsi Takes a Brazilian Team to the Sahara for Its Latest Commercial

A thirsty nomad wanders through the Sahara Desert when he sees a Pepsi vending ...

Brazil’s Engevix Gets Nod from Bentley

Engevix Engenharia, a Brazilian company specializing in technical consulting services, has been nominated for ...

Car Buyers in Brazil Finally Get Sticker Shock and Sales Fall 14%

As consumer demand waned after four straight months of gains, Brazil's automobile sales fell ...

Worried with Their Survival Brazilian Indians Blockade Railroad in the Amazon

Members of Brazil’s Awá tribe have blockaded a railroad owned by Vale mining company ...

Brazil: Threats and Altercation Inside Rousseff Administration’s Coalition

The vice president of Brazil, Michel Temer, admitted publicly “differences” inside the administration of ...