Brazil - Lula's Legacy

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01A Country Of Aspiration - The Documentary20101227

What has been the biggest change in Lula's hometown?

Investigating global developments, issues and affairs.

As President Lula leaves office, what has been the legacy of one of the most popular politicians in Brazilian history?

On 1 January, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, who won Brazil’s presidency with a landmark win in 2002, leaves office with record approval ratings and a successful economic record.

In this two-part series, the BBC’s Paulo Cabral travels to the two places that marked Lula’s life – the poor region in the northeast where the president was born, and the industrial suburb of Sao Paulo where he made his reputation.

Paulo finds a Brazil with a rapidly expanding middle class, but with many areas still in need of government help.

He visits impressive infrastructure projects, but encounters big bottlenecks. He talks to everyone from IT entrepreneurs to illiterate farm-workers.

Is life now better for everyone in Brazil?

01A Country Of Aspiration - The Documentary20101228
01A Country Of Aspiration - The Documentary20110101
01A Country Of Aspiration - The Documentary20110103
02A Country Under Construction - The Documentary20110103

Brazil has undergone drastic economic development - but at what social cost?

Investigating global developments, issues and affairs.

As President Lula leaves office, what has been the legacy of one of the most popular politicians in Brazilian history?

On 1 January, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, who won Brazil’s presidency with a landmark win in 2002, leaves office with record approval ratings and a successful economic record.

In this two-part series, the BBC’s Paulo Cabral travels to the two places that marked Lula’s life – the poor region in the northeast where the president was born, and the industrial suburb of Sao Paulo where he made his reputation.

Paulo finds a Brazil with a rapidly expanding middle class, but with many areas still in need of government help.

He visits impressive infrastructure projects, but encounters big bottlenecks. He talks to everyone from IT entrepreneurs to illiterate farm-workers.

Is life now better for everyone in Brazil?

02A Country Under Construction - The Documentary20110104
02A Country Under Construction - The Documentary20110108
02A Country Under Construction - The Documentary20110109
02A Country Under Construction - The Documentary20110110