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Brazil’s Lula May Face Easy Re-Election

For generations, the women of this town would trudge more than a mile a day to a spring, wait hours in line, occasionally quarrel when the flow dropped to a trickle, then head home balancing buckets of water on their heads for drinking, cooking and bathing. That ended two years ago when a water tower went up on a hill overlooking this remote outpost in Brazil’s arid and destitute northeast. Now the water flows from taps outside people’s homes, and the only line is the one that forms at the town’s ATM, to collect about $30 per family for food, courtesy of President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva. Full Story

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