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Stories with person: Luiz Inacio Lula
  • Amid Brazil's economic crisis, consumers struggle with debt 
    Updated: Jun-15-15 12:07 am

    RIO DE JANEIRO - Francisco Xavier emerges from a payday loan shop, his brow more furrowed with worry than when he entered. His loan request was denied, and he has no idea how he is going to pay out-of-control bills, including credit card payments that gobble up nearly half his monthly income.

  • Italian, foreign dignitaries back move to eliminate hunger 
    Updated: Jun-05-15 1:06 pm

    MILAN - Italian President Sergio Mattarella, former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva and a handful of agriculture ministers on Friday gave a boost to the U.N. goal of eliminating world hunger by 2030 by signing the so-called Milan Charter.