Saturday, March 11, 2006

Olavo de Carvalho and the Neocommunist rise in Latin America

Brazilian philosopher Olavo de Carvalho is living in the USA since 2005. There, he is making a huge effort to try change the US view towards Latin America and the key role of Brazil's leader Lula da Silva in this - according to his words - "Neocommunist rise". Here is the excerpts of a presentation delivered at the Intelligence Summit 2006 - Arlington, VA, Feb. 17th -- 20th:

Excerpts: "As to Lula himself, the fact that once in charge he kept his predecessor's economic policy seemed to many people in the USA an evidence that he was a changed man, that he was no longer a political partner to Hugo Chavez and Fidel Castro. But if the goals and the strategy of a ruler could be grasped from his economic policy alone, Vladimir I. Lenin would have been reputed a Russian forerunner of Margaret Thatcher."

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