Sekelumit cerita ttg Presiden Brazil

10/07/2010 01:40:00 PM ria haya 0 Comments

Ini bukan cerita Satria Piningit. Ini cerita sebuah realitas yang
menginspirasi. Bersama Nelson Mandela, Lula da Silva adalah sebuah

Lula da Silva adalah PEMIMPIN inspirasi!

Lahir dari keluarga amat miskin. Kelas 5 SD harus putus sekolah.
Menjadi bocah kecil yang cari makan dengan semir sepatu. Dimasa
mudanya kehilangan beberapa jarinya... karena terkena mesin pabrik.
Umur 25 dalam pandangan matanya dia terpaksa melepaskan kepergian
istri tercintanya disaat mengandung 8 bulan karena tidak mampu membeli
obat atas sakit istrinya.

Saat berjuang pernah di penjara untuk alasan politik dan 3 kali kalah
dalam pemilu Presiden. Akhirnya... Lula da Silva pun terpilih jadi
Presiden. Dalam kekuasaannya itulah Brasil berubah secara dratis dari
negara miskin, kumuh dan penuh gangster, menjadi negara Kekuatan
Ekonomi Dunia!

Bahkan Amerika pun BELAJAR darinya!,28804,1984685_1984864,00.html

* Leaders

Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva
When Brazilians first elected Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva President in
2002, the country's robber barons nervously checked the fuel gauges on
their private jets. They had turned Brazil into one of the most
inequitable places on earth, and now it looked like payback time.
Lula, 64, was a genuine son of Latin America's working class — in
fact, a founding member of the Workers' Party — who'd once been jailed
for leading a strike.

By the time Lula finally won the presidency, after three failed
attempts, he was a familiar figure in Brazilian national life. But
what led him to politics in the first place? Was it his personal
knowledge of how hard many Brazilians must work just to get by? Being
forced to leave school after fifth grade to support his family?
Working as a shoeshine boy? Losing part of a finger in a factory

No, it was when, at age 25, he watched his wife Maria die during the
eighth month of her pregnancy, along with their child, because they
couldn't afford decent medical care.

There's a lesson here for the world's billionaires: let people have
good health care, and they'll cause much less trouble for you.

And here's a lesson for the rest of us: the great irony of Lula's
presidency — he was elected to a second term in 2006 and will serve
through this year — is that even as he tries to propel Brazil into the
First World with government social programs like Fome Zero (Zero
Starvation), designed to end hunger, and with plans to improve the
education available to members of Brazil's working class, the U.S.
looks more like the old Third World every day.

What Lula wants for Brazil is what we used to call the American Dream.
We in the U.S., by contrast, where the richest 1% now own more
financial wealth than the bottom 95% combined, are living in a society
that is fast becoming more like Brazil.

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cerita ini diambil dr milis Kagama
semoga menginspirasi qt smua :)

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