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.