Nuclear Lula

27 January 2005
It's not just the MST who are unhappy with Lula this year. Greenpeace is staging a protest at the Gigantiho stadium where Lula is speaking and Caspar (and James?) are listening. Five activists dressed as Lulinha Nuclear - Nuclear Lula - will be circling the forum to protest the Brazilian government's plan to build a new nuclear reactor in the state of Rio de Janeiro. I am dying to know what the reactions to Lula will be this morning. But I bumped into the Puerto Rican delegation yesterday, and they have twisted my arm to go to their event on "Puerto Rico: La Ultima Colonia Latinoamericana" instead. It's not always easy to be a Danish-Puerto Rican.

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