RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – President Lula da Silva has enjoyed a level of popularity and approval in Brazil bordering on iconic. With ratings ranging from 46 percent at one point in 2004, to consistently around 80 percent in recent years, few politicians have a more positive image.
It's not just in Brazil either, Lula has a shine around the world even recent media darling U.S. President Barak Obama found alluring, referring to him at a recent G20 . . .