In its PR efforts, Brazil seeks to project an image of political and economic stability. Head out into the rural hinterland, however, and it becomes clear that the country has a long way to go.
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Brazil has aggressively pursued narrow-minded self interest in order to further Machiavellian geopolitical and economic goals.
The leaked U.S. cables, which chronicle Lula's eight years in power, show a leader all too willing to placate Washington and double-cross fellow leftists throughout the region.
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