March 27, 2009

Brazil president blames 'white people' for global crisis

Per the Financial Times, Brazil President Lula da Silva stated that the global financial crisis was the cause of "white people with blue eyes" at a joint press conference with UK prime minister Gordon Brown.

Lula da Silva's comments were enough to stir up conversation on Twitter.

  1. Giuliano Peccilli
    jubakun (Brazil) A declaração do presidente Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva de que a crise foi causada por "gente branca de olhos azuis" foi destaque na imprensa. (The statement of President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva that the crisis was caused by "blue-eyed white people" were highlighted in the press.)
  2. Price Givens
    price_givens (Location undisclosed) This can't be good for me. Brasil president blames global crisis on white people with blue eyes.
  3. tsvnq
    tsvnq (Sydney, Australia) "White people with blue eyes caused global financial crisis: Brazil President" in SMH Comment: Greedy Bastards!
  4. Angela Witz
    awitz (Minneapolis, Minn.) Watching CNN...Did I really just hear Brazil's pres blame the global economy crisis and "White people. Blue-eyed people." Is it the 1930's?
  5. Ko Jodeci Jenkins
    kokupuff (Location undisclosed) Brazil's president is SNAPPING!! Global economic crisis is the fault of "white people with blue eyes" ->

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