Lula Still in Bed with British Toy, Al Gore; Amazing He Even Fits

3 de junio de 2007

<body><div id="article"><tr><td height="23" valign="middle" width="184"></td><td valign="middle" width="185"></td></tr><h1>Lula Still in Bed with British Toy, Al Gore; Amazing He Even Fits</h1><p><center><img src="/files/pictures/6bd15eda858c0b848abf321360c3b4bf/original.jpg" /></center>June 3 (LPAC)--In a May 31 commentary on the <i>Guardian Unlimited</i> website, Lula da Silva, President of Brazil, made a rousing sales pitch for Brazilian biofuels, and sugarcane ethanol in particular. The commentary, called "Brazil Does It Better," hypes the benefit of sugarcane agriculture for Mozambique, which is launching a biofuels initiative "thanks to the alliance of Brazilian expertise and British funding." He proposes using the Brazilian model for all of sub-Saharan Africa. Biofuels production is so labor intensive, he gushes--"using a thousand harvesters for each mill worker." All that is necessary is for the "rich countries" to end protectionism and eliminate agricultural subsidies.</p><p>Come on Mr. President, get on with the good projects that Brazil is engaged in internationally, such as fighting the pharmaceutical cartel to secure affordable AIDS drugs for even the most poor. Leave the colonial "development" principle to the British, the masters of colonial policies.</p></div></body>