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Lula has enormous challenges ahead, not the least of which is restarting economic growth. It is nine months since President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva marched triumphantly up the ramp of the presidential Planalto Palace in Brasília at an emotional inaugural ceremony. Many Brazilians expected that once his Workers Party (PT) was in power, their lives would quickly begin to improve. They have been disappointed - one in eight workers is unemployed and incomes in May were down 15% in real terms. With per capita GDP growth near stagnant, the

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