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Brazil's President Takes Heat over Journalist's Expulsion
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Brazil's President Takes Heat over Journalist's Expulsion

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Brazil's President Takes Heat over Journalist's Expulsion

Brazil's President Takes Heat over Journalist's Expulsion
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Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva is taking a pounding in the local press for his decision to expel a New York Times reporter who wrote an unflattering article about the president's drinking. The case is the latest public-relations disaster for Lula, who has seen his popularity dip after being elected a year and a half ago in a surge of affection and hope. NPR's Martin Kaste reports.

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