The author presents a summary of the eight years in power of the Brazilian president that began in 2002. Lula had not broken with his successor's orthodox economic policy but his social programs in fact brought about substantial changes in the life of the poorest. His agricultural and industrial development policies have strengthened the international position of Brazil that was also supported by his foreign policy promoting the integration of Latin America. The most important achievement of the Lula ear probably is the increased self-awareness of the Brazilian society that is setting a further horizon than the limited results of the past eight years.
Original: Pierre Baudet: Le Brésil de Lula, huit ans plus tard . Memoires des luttes 21 jiun 2010