That’s according to Brazil’s President Lula de Silva.
In a meeting with UK’s Gordon Brown as the prime minister traveled to North and South America to propose plans for global stimulus, da Silva not only praised the minister’s efforts, he also made some notable remarks relating to next week’s G20 meeting in London. One of them being the more popular (and causing some outrage for its rather racist tone):
“This crisis was caused by no black man or woman or by no indigenous person or by no poor person. This crisis was fostered and boosted by irrational behaviour of some people that are white, blue-eyed. Before the crisis they looked like they knew everything about economics, and they have demonstrated they know nothing about economics.”
This might be perceived as a second shot at the US following this week’s criticism by Czech’s Topolanek of America’s bank and stimulus plans as the “road to hell”.
Brazilian president also seeks to reach a consensus in London and aims to make the meeting next week to be “a bit spicy” as he believes it is going to be a “political debate”. Not letting the media escape, he also targeted them for the demonization of immigrants.
“The great majority of the poor are still not getting their share of the development that was caused by globalisation. They are the first victims. I follow the press and I see that prejudice is a factor against immigrants in the most developed countries.”
More lengthy report from The Guardian HERE.