If I Were Lula's Political Rivals

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I would remind Brazilians that their President believes Iran and Brazil share "identical development models."

Which part, the soaring inflation, or the astronomical unemployment? Maybe the sanctions levied for nuclear proliferation? Maybe the misuse and embezzlement of oil revenue?

I suppose I take his point--Brazil is working toward becoming a net oil exporter again, and Iran would like to get on a similar path regarding gas and oil production--but it seems somewhat illogical to compare Brazil's development model to that of a regime in violation of multiple UN Security Council resolutions. Intransigence and extortion aren't very sturdy development models.

Fodder for next year's general election, one would think.

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