This is a wonderful background piece on supporters of Lula, who will almost unquestionably be elected President of Brazil on Sunday. A serious Leftie, his election will make the World Bank and IMF grumpy indeed. However he is making many Brazilians quite happy.
Among his supporters and fellow travelers is “journalist and writer, former guerrilla fighter, and founder of Brazilâ€™s Green Party, Congressman Fernando Gabeira” who is interviewed in a fascinating segment of the article titled “Gabeira and the maconha”. (Page down to section 5. to find it).
Would it be that we had politicians this colorful, passionate, and alive…