Might Rousseff, herself a Lula protégé from the Workers' Party, extend political asylum to the besieged founder of WikiLeaks?
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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.
Reading the WikiLeaks cables, it is clear that Brazilian officials are exceedingly fixated on their image. They also want to demonstrate that their country stands for political stability.
The sentencing of a 14-year-old girl to half a year in prison for having had sex is beyond the pale in 2010. President Lula should contact the UAE and bring the Brazilian teenager home immediately.
The IMF has proposed a plan that might help Haiti build a new foundation for nation building. But if this plan is to succeed it will need to contain the global drug trade that dominates Haiti's economy.
Christmas season marks the 50th anniversary of Brasilia, the futuristic capital city designed by architect Oscar Niemeyer, and magazines and online media are celebrating the event.
The last thing president Lula and Brazilian democracy need is the United States on its northern border using the drug war to interfere in internal politics like it has done in the past with Mexico.
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