Wednesday, September 07, 2005

Lula the Evasive

He was expected to face his accusers. But Lula surprised observers during his last address to the nation by focusing almost exclusively on economic performance and only referring corruption allegations as a temporary obstacle. Apparently he was encouraged by a recent poll giving him the lead in the presidential race. Fact is Lula is showing his populist side and playing the traditional role of the Latin American president, evasive and slippery. After all it has worked for others.


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