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December 19, 1989 | WILLIAM R. LONG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Partial returns announced Monday in Brazil's presidential election confirmed exit polls and reinforced an apparently irreversible trend in favor of Fernando Collor de Mello, 40, a young populist backed by centrists and conservatives. The Bandeirante television network's unofficial computations, compiling about 90% of Sunday's votes, gave Collor 52.7% to 47.3% for socialist Luis Inacio Lula da Silva. A tally by the Globo TV network gave Collor 52.5% and Lula 47.
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May 5, 2007 | From Times Wire Reports
President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva took steps to let Brazil buy or produce an inexpensive generic version of an AIDS drug made by Merck despite the U.S. company's patent. Silva issued a "compulsory license" that would bypass the patent on the drug efavirenz, a day after the Brazilian government rejected Merck's offer to sell the drug at a 30% discount, for $1.10 per pill instead of $1.57. The country was seeking to purchase the drug at 65 cents a pill, the price Thailand pays.
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June 24, 1994 | RON HARRIS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For nearly four years, presidential candidate Luis Inacio Lula da Silva has crisscrossed this country in pursuit of the prize that narrowly eluded him in 1989. Lula, a union leader and political outsider with a sixth-grade education, has struggled to woo gold miners, farmers and rubber tappers in tiny backwater towns, factory workers in the country's huge urban centers, and intellectuals, professionals and left-wing millionaires in its coastal cities. Now, less than four months from the Oct.
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April 1, 2007 | From Times Wire Reports
Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva and President Bush focused on cooperation on freer global trade and increased use of alternative fuels in talks that brought the allies together for the second time in less than a month. Their talks on ethanol followed up a memorandum of understanding to promote international use of the fuel that the two nations signed when Bush visited Brazil on March 9.
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December 16, 1989 | WILLIAM R. LONG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Facing political and economic uncertainty, Latin America's largest country will make a crucial choice Sunday in the runoff round of Brazil's first popular presidential elections since 1960. The contest, close and unpredictable, is between two candidates of unproven statesmanship: a former factory worker representing a Marxist-oriented labor party, and a brash young populist on a crusade against corruption.
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December 18, 1989 | WILLIAM R. LONG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Brazil's citizens Sunday picked a new president by direct ballot for the first time in 29 years, and exit polls showed Fernando Collor de Mello, a champion of private enterprise, leading Luis Inacio Lula da Silva, an advocate of socialism. Final official results of this runoff election in Latin America's biggest nation were expected today or Tuesday.
WORLD
May 5, 2007 | From Times Wire Reports
President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva took steps to let Brazil buy or produce an inexpensive generic version of an AIDS drug made by Merck despite the U.S. company's patent. Silva issued a "compulsory license" that would bypass the patent on the drug efavirenz, a day after the Brazilian government rejected Merck's offer to sell the drug at a 30% discount, for $1.10 per pill instead of $1.57. The country was seeking to purchase the drug at 65 cents a pill, the price Thailand pays.
WORLD
June 25, 2006 | From Times Wire Reports
President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva formally declared he would campaign for a second term in October's election, which polls indicate he probably would win. Lula wants Brazil, Latin America's largest country, to be a global player. Washington views him as a pragmatic alternative to leftist presidents such as Bolivia's Evo Morales and Venezuela's Hugo Chavez.
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May 15, 2004 | From Associated Press
Brazil's government decided Friday not to revoke the visa of a New York Times reporter who wrote an article suggesting President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva had a drinking problem. The decision was made after lawyers for correspondent Larry Rohter wrote a letter to the government saying the article was not written to offend Lula.
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August 24, 2005 | From Times Wire Reports
Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva's 2002 election campaign used illegal funds without his knowledge, a former lawmaker said. Valdemar Costa Neto backtracked from statements that Lula knew his party paid almost $3 million for the Liberal Party to back his presidential bid. Costa Neto resigned from Congress on Aug. 1 after admitting his role in the illegal financing.
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March 8, 2007 | Patrick J. McDonnell, Times Staff Writer
As Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva prepared to welcome President Bush today, militants of his Workers' Party were organizing street marches to denounce the visit. "The fact is, the PT is against the North American government," said a spokesman for the party, known by its initials in Portuguese. "It has always been that way."
WORLD
January 2, 2007 | From Times Wire Reports
Brazil's first working-class president was sworn in to a second term, renewing his pledges to boost the nation's lackluster economy and ease the deep divide between a rich elite and millions living in misery. Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva took the oath of office in Brasilia after riding to the ceremony in a classic Rolls-Royce convertible, according to inaugural protocol, but insisted he had not lost sight of his roots as the son of a dirt-poor farmer from Brazil's impoverished northeast.
WORLD
October 2, 2006 | Patrick J. McDonnell, Times Staff Writer
Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva fell short of the votes needed Sunday to avoid a runoff election this month, official results showed. With 98% of the ballots counted, Lula had 48.8% of the vote compared with 41.4% for his principal challenger, Geraldo Alckmin, the conservative former governor of Sao Paulo state, electoral officials said.
WORLD
June 25, 2006 | From Times Wire Reports
President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva formally declared he would campaign for a second term in October's election, which polls indicate he probably would win. Lula wants Brazil, Latin America's largest country, to be a global player. Washington views him as a pragmatic alternative to leftist presidents such as Bolivia's Evo Morales and Venezuela's Hugo Chavez.
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August 24, 2005 | From Times Wire Reports
Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva's 2002 election campaign used illegal funds without his knowledge, a former lawmaker said. Valdemar Costa Neto backtracked from statements that Lula knew his party paid almost $3 million for the Liberal Party to back his presidential bid. Costa Neto resigned from Congress on Aug. 1 after admitting his role in the illegal financing.
WORLD
May 15, 2004 | From Associated Press
Brazil's government decided Friday not to revoke the visa of a New York Times reporter who wrote an article suggesting President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva had a drinking problem. The decision was made after lawyers for correspondent Larry Rohter wrote a letter to the government saying the article was not written to offend Lula.
WORLD
January 2, 2007 | From Times Wire Reports
Brazil's first working-class president was sworn in to a second term, renewing his pledges to boost the nation's lackluster economy and ease the deep divide between a rich elite and millions living in misery. Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva took the oath of office in Brasilia after riding to the ceremony in a classic Rolls-Royce convertible, according to inaugural protocol, but insisted he had not lost sight of his roots as the son of a dirt-poor farmer from Brazil's impoverished northeast.
WORLD
January 2, 2003 | Hector Tobar, Times Staff Writer
Amid a swirl of red flags and a chorus of leftist slogans, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva was inaugurated president of Brazil on Wednesday. He promised to launch a crusade for social justice, but his aides announced that one of his first acts will be a fiscally conservative move to limit the size of government. "When I look at my own life ...
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May 12, 2004 | From Times Wire Reports
Brazil said it would expel a New York Times correspondent who wrote that President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva was drinking too much. Lula said Larry Rohter deserved to lose his visa after writing that Lula's drinking had raised "national concern" that it was affecting his governance. The Justice Ministry called the article "lightweight, lying and offensive." Newspaper officials did not immediately comment.
WORLD
January 2, 2003 | Hector Tobar, Times Staff Writer
Amid a swirl of red flags and a chorus of leftist slogans, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva was inaugurated president of Brazil on Wednesday. He promised to launch a crusade for social justice, but his aides announced that one of his first acts will be a fiscally conservative move to limit the size of government. "When I look at my own life ...
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