By Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, President of the Federative Republic of Brazil 
Originally published in Global Viewpoint on September 22, 2009

BRASILIA, Brazil -- Optimism is the leitmotif surrounding the upcoming Pittsburgh Summit. Yet certain concerns remain. A year ago, as the dramatic recession unfolded around the world, many were convinced we were heading for a repeat of the Crash of 1929.

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