Paulo Sotero is a journalist in Washington, D.C. with O Estado de Sao Paulo


With a newly elected left-leaning president, Brazil is ready to tackle its enormous economic and social troubles that have plagued the country for many years and to reclaim a spot for Brazil in the international limelight. Brazilian journalist Paulo Sotero describes what it will take for Luiz Inacio "Lula" da Silva to leave the mark on history he's sought over his many years in Brazil's political arena.