President Luiz Incio Lula da Silva announces plans to build a nuclear-powered submarine to patrol the waters off Brazil's coast at a cost of US$500 million.
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- Brazilian President Luiz Incio Lula da Silva lands in Israel at the start of his Middle East tour of Palestine and Jordan before his visit to Iran.
- Brazilian President Luiz Incio Lula da Silva heavily criticises the "rich countries", the G8 and other international bodies over the global economic crisis.
- Brazil's former Environment minister Marina Silva joins the Green Party which wants to field her as a black female candidate for the 2010 Brazilian presidential race when President Lula's two terms comes to an end.
- President Luiz Incio Lula da Silva says that he will defend Brazil's record on global climate change when he addresses the United Nations General Assembly this week.
- The President of Brazil, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva announces that Brazil will clear its International Monetary Fund debt of $15.5bn two years early.