By Karen Shishiptorova, Contributing Reporter
RIO DE JANEIRO – Brazil's President Luís Inácio "Lula" da Silva has mesmerized local and international press, as well as heads of state worldwide, with his gusto for analogies, controversial statements and history blunders.
Considered a compelling speaker by many, during the peak of the economic crisis one of his statements left analysts with a full plate: “It is a crisis caused and encouraged by the irrational behavior of white people with blue eyes." The international press interpreted this anything from derogatory to brilliant.
The unique character of President Lula – a former metalworker . . .