Wednesday, January 05, 2011

'Brazil; an emerging global superpower'

Kourosh Ziabari - Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva stepped down as Brazil's head of state on New Year's Eve, turning over power to the first female president of the Latin American country, which boasts a 121-year history of democracy.

Under the presidency of Lula, Brazil underwent a dramatic reformation in the areas of economy, education, technology, agriculture, health, science, energy, industry and foreign policy and took remarkable steps to achieve domestic and international breakthroughs and reduce its gap with the world's major economic and political superpowers.

Being the world's 5th largest country, Brazil has now taken the role of a political hub in the southern hemisphere which can be potentially a challenge to the hegemony of United States and its European allies in the north. Now, it is clearly confirmable that Brazil is one of the key players of the global south and can assume the leadership of developing nations and lead them toward a successful future.

Along with his other counterparts in the Latin America who have already demonstrated their firmness in denouncing Washington, Lula audaciously undermined and called into question the hegemonic imperialism of the United States at the same time as developing close ties with the White House and presented a Latin American model of Mahathir Muhammad's diplomacy concerning Washington: denying the tyranny and supremacy of the United States while benefiting from economic ties with her.

During the tenure of Mr. Lula da Silva, Brazil toiled tirelessly to catch up with developing nations and establish durable and sustainable ties with them.

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