It is no less than Michael Moore who wrote Lula’s entry in Time’s review of the most influential 100 people. The guy who has been so critical of American politics in the Bush era thinks Lula represents the new American way of life. The self made president’s appeal seems irresistible. A more careful analysis would show that Lula is harvesting what his predecessor, Fernando Henrique Cardoso, has planted. A stable economy, tamed inflation, a less intrusive state.
In Brazil, the news caused a huge impact. Part of the press proclaimed that “President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva was elected to the U.S. weekly magazine Time as the most influential name in the world.”
The test of real time and history will show how much Lula has influenced Brazil.
2 thoughts on “Lula among Time magazine most influential personalities list”
That is not true. The economic plan was not planned by Fernando Henrique Cardoso. He just signed it. He was a mistake that shall never be committed again in this country.
Even José Serra (wich he was allied to) doesn’t want his image linked to FHC’s anymore.
The antagonism between the FHC and Lula’s administration has proven to be a good political strategy to diverse attention from the scandals of corruption that occurred under the PT. Where would the economy be today without the PROER and the law of fiscal responsibility, just to name two PSDB’s accomplishments? Accomplishments fought by Lula and the PT party by the way. In public administration results do not appear overnight. The real revolution in Brazil occurred under the PSDB.