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

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
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Individuals with PhDs, or equivalent advanced degrees in fields relevant to alternative energy or fossil fuel issues. Also top-level government officials (such as foreign leaders, US presidents, Founding Fathers, Supreme Court Justices, members of legislative bodies, cabinet members, military leaders, etc.) with positions relevant to alternative energy or fossil fuel issues.
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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