http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/ae4957e8-1a5f-11de-9f91-0000779fd2ac.htmlBrazil’s leader blames white people for crisis
By Jonathan Wheatley in São Paulo and agencies
Published: March 27 2009 00:27 | Last updated: March 27 2009 00:27
Brazil’s President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva on Thursday blamed the global economic crisis on “white people with blue eyes” and said it was wrong that black and indigenous people should pay for white people’s mistakes...
Apparently he is vying for greater power in the U.N., but I don't see what he hopes to accomplish by making such a statement. Perhaps it helps him politically at home, which itself would be worrisome.