the president of brazil, lula da silva, had been a fiery labor union leader, considered too radical and inexperienced, and 'too socialist' to ever lead his country. two years after he was elected a presidents, brazil is experiencing the greatest economic boom in her history. for the first time in brazil's history, the president is combing free market economy with compaaaionate social reforms to help the underclass. it will take many more generations to accomplish social justice in brazil, due to centuries in which the oligarchy has controled the economy and looted the state's coffers, but brazil is on the right track. amir peretz comes from a very similiar background and has very similiar ideas. you can't have a strong economy and so much poverty and social injustice at the same time. netanyahu put in place a crony capitalistic system that is similiar to teh trickledown economics of eagan and the present bush and both experiments failed badly and produced record deficits and messy economies. as far as the us, the bush administration is collapsing, bush is a lame duck and any israeli who thinks bush can be counted on for anything is badly mistaken. yossi beilin is 1000 percent correct.
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