Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva


Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, internationally known as Lula, is a former president of Brazil. He was one of the founders of the Workers’ Party (PT), of which he is the current honorary president. He has received more than 300 awards and honors in Brazil and abroad, among them the Global Statesman Award of the World Economic Forum in Davos, UNESCO’s Félix Houphouët-Boigny Peace Prize, and the Roosevelt Institute’s Four Freedoms Prize. In 2018, Adolfo Pérez Esquivel, recipient of the 1980 Nobel Peace Prize for his opposition to the Argentine dictatorship, nominated Lula for the Nobel Peace Prize, writing that “throughout his social commitments to trade unions and as a politician, [he has] developed public policies to overcome hunger and poverty in his country.”

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