[Marxism] Der Spiegel on Lula's victory

Nestor Gorojovsky nestorgoro at fibertel.com.ar
Wed Nov 1 21:01:47 MST 2006


Wishful thinking by Der Spiegel.

Lula will prop up Latin American unity.

This, the US hate.

Respuesta a:"[Marxism] Der Spiegel on Lula's victory"
Enviado por:Louis Proyect
Con fecha:1 Nov 2006, a las 11:16

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> Lula's re-election is good news for Washington: US President George W.
> Bush -- hated in Latin America more than any other world leader --
> values Lula as a reliable negotiating partner. Relations between
> Brasilia and Washington are better than ever.
> 
> Brazil is seen as a bulwark against the regional allure of the
> Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez. Although Lula has avoided an open
> confrontation with the Venezuelan, Chávez's tactics of embracing
> Brazil has not worked. What were initially good relations between the
> two heads of state have cooled off quite a bit. Lula is said to be
> "irritated" by Chávez, according to those close to the Brazilian
> president.
> 
> The Brazilian is seeking good contacts with all governments in the
> region. In the conflict over the nationalization of the gas industry
> in Bolivia, which particularly affects Brazil, the level-headed Lula
> avoided an escalation. "Some reactionaries would prefer to go to war
> against Bolivia," he said. Now the two governments have agreed to
> negotiations.
> 
> Yet in front of the Jobi Bar in Leblon there are still signs of coming
> storms. On Election Day some pensioners gathered near the bar wearing
> T-shirts with the slogan "Lula No!" The bar's owner had to place a
> guard at the entrance to protect his left-wing regulars from being
> attacked.
> 
> The competition is happy to take advantage of the dispute over the
> bitten finger. The Escondidinho bar, just a hundred meters away from
> Jobi, is offering "little fingers à la vinaigrette." According to the
> owner, the dish of sausages in vinegar is "selling like hot cakes."
> 
> full: http://www.spiegel.de/international/0,1518,445465,00.html
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