Last updated on: 2/1/2012 | Author: ProCon.org

Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva Biography

Title:
Former President of the Federative Republic of Brazil
Position:
None Found to the question "Can Alternative Energy Effectively Replace Fossil Fuels?"
Reasoning:

No position found as of Nov. 12, 2008

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • President, Federative Republic of Brazil, Oct. 2002-Oct. 2011
  • Councilor, Citizenship Institute, 1992-present
  • Presidential Candidate, Workers Party, 1989, 1994, 1998
  • Co-founder, Central Única dos Trabalhadore (Trade Union Federation)
  • Head, Metallurgist’s Trade Union in São Bernardo do Campo, 1975-1982
  • Founder, Workers Party, 1980
  • Secretary, Metallurgist’s Trade Union in São Bernardo do Campo, 1972-1975
  • Alternate board member, Metallurgist’s Trade Union in São Bernardo do Campo, 1969-1972
  • Former factory worker, Villares Industries
  • Former factory worker, Fábrica dos Parafusos Marte
  • Former factory worker, Armazéns Gerais Columbia (began work at age 14)
Education:
  • No formal education
Other:
  • Led a national movement against corruption that culminated in the impeachment of President Fernando Collor de Mello, 1991
  • Imprisoned for trade unioin activities (31 days), 1980
  • Led a national trade union strike, 1979
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  1. Is Biofuel Production a Major Cause of the World Food Crisis?