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The 35th and current president of Brazil, Luiz Inacio da Silva (aka Lula) first took office on January 1, 2003, and was re-elected in 2006.

The seventh of the eight children, Lula’s first job was at a local cleaner. He was 12 years old. He also worked as a shoeshine boy and an office boy before joining local factories, where he began to take charge of the workers unions.

In 1980, Lula founded the Workers’ Party along with other union members, and after losing presidential elections in 1989, 1994 and 1998, he finally won the election in 2002. As president, Lula started the Zero Hunger campaign, through which he wanted to ensure that all Brazilians get three meals a day. The campaign got a particular boost after receiving a guitar-for-auction from U2 singer…


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