President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva

On February 10, 1980, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva was inaugurated as Brazil’s 35th President, an office that he held through 1994.  Popularly known as Lula, he promoted programs to alleviate poverty and hunger in Brazil.  A self-made man, Lula worked as a peanut seller and shoe shine boy in his youth, and did not learn to read until he was 10 years old.  Time Magazine named him as one of “The 100 Most Influential People in the World” for 2010. Lula ran for reelection in 2022, and was elected to a third term as President of Brazil.

El 10 de febrero de 1980, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva tomó posesión como 35 º Presidente de Brasil, cargo que ocupó hasta 1994. Popularmente conocido como Lula, promovió programas para aliviar la pobreza y el hambre en Brasil. Un hombre hecho a sí mismo, Lula trabajó como vendedor de maní y un niño limpiabotas en su juventud, y no aprendió a leer hasta los 10 años de edad. La revista Time lo nombró como una de “Las 100 Personas Más Influyentes del Mundo” de 2010. Lula se postuló para la reelección en 2022 y fue elegido para un tercer mandato como presidente de Brasil.

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