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President Lula
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President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, President of Brazil.

Brazil's President discusses the forthcoming world trade talks and whether a deal can be reached in the next few weeks.

As one of the key players in the G20 group of developing countries, Brazil has driven the poorer countries' agenda to the forefront of world trade talks.

At this week's G8 summit in Germany, President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva will meet his US counterpart George W Bush and Russian President Vladimir Putin.

With richer countries accusing the G20 of not doing enough to open their own markets, what hope is there for international trade talks?

And how will President Lula seek to defuse the tensions building among the Latin American countries whose governments seem ever more at odds?

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