Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Lula Eyes International Poverty

Lula knows his next step.

The Brazilian president, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, said after leaving office, he'll focus on poverty.

In his weekly newspaper column, he said he'll take what he's learned from running social programs to help African and Latin American countries build wealth.

Ideas include sharing technology.

“It’s sharing the good we’ve learned, to have solidarity with our brothers from other countries," he said.

The president, who's barred from pursuing a third term but has a 79 percent approval rating, also wants to implement political reform in Brazil, Bloomberg reported.

As Brazil's first working-class president, Lula has become known for fighting against poverty. He grew up shining shoes and working as a delivery boy, according to a Reuters profile.

As president his program Bolsa Familia paid families a monthly stipend if they get regular medical check-ups and enroll children in school.

Sources: Business Week, Reuters

Photo: The Washington Note

1 comment:

Alfredo said...

Lula knows very well how to implement social programs without the bombast of Chavez.