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Hilary Wainwright is the co-editor of Red Pepper, Research Director of New Politics at the Transnational Institute. Her updated Reclaim the State; Experiments in Popular Democracy is published next month by Seagull.
Luis Inacio Lula da Silva came into power in 2002 on a wave of populist
support for an era of socialist politics and participatory democracy.
But da Silva has offered the people of Brazil a corrupt leadership