Silva, Luiz Inácio Lula da
|Birthname||Inacio Luiz da Silva|
|born on||5 October 1945 at 22:00 (= 10:00 PM )|
|Place||Ribeirão (Pernambuco), Brazil, 8s3052, 35w2240|
|Timezone||BZT h3w (is standard time)|
|Astrology data||12°25' 10°25 Asc. 21°04'|
Brazilian politician and former union leader who served as the 35th President of Brazil from 1 January 2003 to 31 December 2010. Nicknamed "Lula" ("The Squid"), he was a founding member of the Workers' Party (PT) and ran unsuccessfully for President three times before achieving victory in the 2002 election, being re-elected in the 2006 election. Lula has been called one of the most popular politicians in the history of Brazil and while in office was one of the most popular in the world.
The introduction of social programs such as Bolsa Família and Fome Zero were hallmarks of his time in office. As President, Lula played a prominent role in international matters including activities related to the nuclear program of Iran and global warming, being described as "a man with audacious ambitions to alter the balance of power among nations". Succeeded by his former Chief of Staff, Dilma Rousseff, he left an enduring mark on Brazilian politics in the form of Lulism. However, during Brazil's Operation Car Wash corruption investigations he was arrested on 7 April 2018, then sentenced to 12 years in prison and jailed on charges of money laundering and passive corruption. He is the fifth President of Brazil who has gone to jail and the first to be arrested for corruption.
Lula, who was a smoker for 40 years, was diagnosed with throat cancer and underwent chemotherapy, leading to a successful recovery.
- business associate/partner relationship with Rousseff, Dilma (born 14 December 1947)
- opponent/rival/enemy relationship with Buarque, Cristovam (born 20 February 1944). Notes: 2006 Brazilian presidential election
Sy Scholfield provided birth registry entry.
Previously this entry had 27 October 1945. Marcello Borges writes that "The problem is that his birthdata is dubious; some had it as 27-10-1945, 7hs03min09seg BZT in Caetes (8s46'23"/36w37'21"), rectified, while others say October 6 and not 27."
Marcello writes, "After eight years with a real Head of State, a cult, diplomatic, bright President, probably one of the best we ever had, who was able to control our running inflation, we'll face four years with an absolute question mark, a man who never held ANY public office and who barely speaks Portuguese. God help us."
- Diagnoses : Major Diseases : Cancer (Throat)
- Vocation : Politics : Activist/ social (Working-class socialist)
- Vocation : Politics : Labor unions (Leader)
- Vocation : Politics : Public office (35th President of Brazil, 2003-2010)