Saturday, May 15, 2010

Lula Lives in a Palace - That's Kinda Hot

Photo: Ricardo Stuckart.

Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva
Born: October 27, 1945, making him a Scorpio
Height: 5'7.5"
Marital Status: Widowed, married his second wife in 1974
Position: President of Brazil
Overall G-20 Rating: 16
Good/Bad: We're gonna give him a bad good.
The photo above is essentially the front porch of his official residence. That's kinda bad ass.
He's commonly known as "Lula" and legally added that to his name in 1982.
Lula ran for President 3 times before winning - so he's got tenacity. We like that. We think he'd probably woo you til he won you over.
Of all the G-20s, he'd definitely win Mr. Popularity. In 2010, Time magazine called him the most influential leader in the world. President Obama gave him a shout out at the G20 summit in Britain in 2009 "That's my man right there... The most popular politician on earth."
If Obama is crazy about him, so are we! And there's a movie about him - about his life up until the age of 35. He didn't learn to read until he was 10. He started working at the age of 12. A workplace accident at the age of 19 left him without a little finger but led to the start of his political career, as it got him involved in the Workers' Union.
Lula had a tough life growing up and now look at him. Look at that house! Forget the American dream. The new standard is living the Lula Dream.
Lula has worked hard towards erasing hunger and poverty in Brazil. He's also helped turn the economy of Brazil around.
There are whispers and hints of scandals, mostly involving corruption. But we're not really listening cause he's so damn charming and doing such good stuff.

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