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Soon-to-be ex-Brazilian President, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, has shown an emotional side. The President shed tears when speaking about his administration's social accomplishments.
Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, Brazilian President, said, "I felt proud that day below the bridge in Glicerio, when I saw the Brazilian Development Bank sign a loan of 200 million reais for the paper-collector's cooperative. That's when I said, yes, this country."
The Brazilian President struggled to hold back tears as he detailed some of his administration's achievements. He said what moved him was the recognition that Brazilians have started to realize the country is theirs.
Enjoying a sky-high 80 percent support rate, Lula has been the most popular leader of the country in decades. But he will step down five months from now after eight years in office.
The Brazilian Constitution bars him from a third consecutive term. Lula says he doesn't have plans to run for the top job again in 2014, but would be happy to be a good ex-president of the Republic.