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Brazil after Lula

Under the rule of Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, Brazil has become more and more prosperous. Its agriculture industry is thriving, and as a result the country has been given the nickname "the world's farm". But not everywhere in Brazil has been hit by this wave of good fortune. Corruption, bureaucracy, poor infrastructure, bad quality education and an overly strong currency are just some of the problems facing Lula's successor.

By Marc Burleigh in Sao Paolo

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