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When Lula says ‘green revolution’…

July 2, 2009

… he is not talking about Iranian protesters. He was in Libya advocating the adoption of certain Brazilian successes, such as small-scale farming as a measure toward sustainable food, remarking that Brazil and Africa share ‘similar development challenges: fighting famine and poverty, guaranteeing food security and struggling for social equality.’

The President of the Republic also purloined my sobriquet:

‘Lula, invited to address the opening of the summit officially devoted to helping African farmers, said “South-South” cooperation among developing countries was “like an attack force against the distortions and inequities that persist in the global order.”‘

Two other guests, Ahmadinejad and Berlusconi ‘cancelled at the last minute.’ Hmm, curious. Wonder what held them up.

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