Marisa shaves Lula Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, the former president of Brazil, famous for his beard for decades, got a new look after his wife Marisa Leticia shaved off his iconic beard and his thick head of hair ahead of chemotherapy therapy for throat cancer.

    Pictures released by the former leader’s press office showed a sequence ending with a bald and beardless Lula da Silva, though still with his moustache, after his wife shaved him.

    The look is a radical departure from the hirsute appearance that Lula da Silva, 66, has had throughout his public life and since he began his career as a union leader in the seventies.

    Earlier this month the former Brazilian president completed a first chemotherapy session without complications after he was diagnosed with the most common form of throat cancer. Apparently no metastasis has developed.

    The former smoker, who is known for his raspy voice, is scheduled to undergo three rounds of chemotherapy at 21-day intervals by year’s end, followed by radiation therapy in January.

    His doctors have rated Lula’s prospects for recovery as “very good.”

    The ex-president, who stepped from power in 2010 after two four year mandates and was replaced by Dilma Rousseff, was diagnosed with cancer in October. He underwent surgery soon after.

    President Rousseff, who also received chemotherapy treatment for a lymphatic cancer in 2009 when she was a cabinet minister visited her political mentor at his home together with Health Minister Alexandre Padilha and said that the Brazilian leader was “in good spirits and doing fine.”

    Lula has been visited by other Brazilian members of the political system and has received support messages from world leaders as well as from thousands of admirers.

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    • us observer

      anti-american propaganda is in full swing in brazil and americans could care less
      @ Bruna ,,,,with all respect …chevron invested billions to drill for your deep sea oil because brazil needed their expertise and equipment …if brazil is going to act like venezuela has against american companies then go ahead and try it and see what happens…incidentally, americans loaned petro-brazil 2 billion toward this effort .the other company in this effort is a japanese company ….apparently brazil can not take on such a project on its own devices because it has no devises.

    • Bruna

      Americans fight is a waste of time. First, because they think it alone has the right to criticize us and offend us when they forget that we also have great reasons to criticize them especially after the incident of Chevron. This error made us open our eyes to the americans opportunists who come to our country to steal what is ours. They come into our country, deceives the whole world, hide the truth of the Brazilian population, evade taxes in our own country and still assume the right to criticize us! But you know what? Good things come to good people. No matter how the Brazilian people are naive, are good, and that’s what counts. The truth is on our side and nothing can change that. Discriminated and prejudiced comments against us, especially user ‘us observe’ will not shake us. Brazil is growing because he deserves! We are a gentle people, honest. The fact is we are growing our merit only, and no one can take in.

    • us observer

      spiffy humps peoples legs when he gets excited,,,,,,, philosophically .
      perhaps little spiffy should get out of those small cramped quarters maybe pee on the flowers in the neighbors yard …spiffy licks his tiny balls in front of people . .its difficult having friends over when spiffy has gas and farts on people,s laps ….but you know the poor little mutt is all i have in this world and its so lonely when your horny and just looking for a companion.especially when your in a foreign country where you don,t speak the language and you have no documents.if only i could marry spiffy for a green card but even thats not legal when your the illegitimate bitch of a illegal alien..

    • us observer

      the majority of brazilian nationals in the usa are illegal !!! as in illegal aliens ,,,as in illegal presence as in tourist visa overstayers as in illegal border crossers,as in criminals …….thats not philosophy you moron thats a fact now google it you f-ing punk… your f-ing delusional if you don,t know this or your a imbecile …FU !!!!…

    • Spiffy

      US Observer
      I agree that “brazil can keep its ignorant illiterate criminal parasites”. that accounts for exactly 2.14% of the Brazilians in the USA. Of more concern are the SEMI LITERATE jackasses like you who think that spewing your shithouse philosophy actually accomplishes something. Just what the f.ck do you really contribute Ahole? What have you done for the USA lately?

    • us observer

      go occupy a toilet your a f-ing pathetic moron … getting a visa is a priveledge in the usa not a right and especially from a country who abuses that priveledge in huge numbers .brazil can keep its ignorant illiterate inherently criminal parasites to themselves the usa doesn,t want them .no extradition agreement no visas…now go fk yourself punk…

    • Spiffy

      US observer listen up you ignorant MF
      I don’t shut up, especially when dealing with complete idiots like yourself. So there are pictures of Che, and Robert E. Lee, Billy the Kid, JFK and Madonna hanging every place, who gives a rats ass? Just you. You have enough kinks in your psyche that you actually believe this BS that you are spouting. You have a thing about Che, probably more than the people who have his pictures hanging in their houses. You are the best salesman for easing restriction for Brazilians entering the USA. The only fact in all of your diarrhea of the mouth is that you are a section 8. Lets keep talking you ignorant imbecile, would love to meet you sometime just to confirm that you are just a coward punk with a laptop, a big mouth that sees apparitions on your ceiling at night.

    • us observer

      the united states of america is the most powerfull country in the history of the world
      spiffy listen little one …lula presided over brazil during a time of huge illegal entry into the usa by brazilian nationals .brazil is a high violater of us immigration laws .brazil refuses to sign a extradition treaty with the usa .thus : the visa moratorium .the usa must not allow dual citizenship between brazil and the usa .these are all facts spiffy boy …now get on your donkey cart chicken shit idiot. che guevarra is a dead marxist yet his picture hangs on latin americas ghettos like he was a hero when he was a common criminal and a coward.no country in the entire world fell to marxism without the use of force .now dispute with facts one point i made or shut the FK up.

    • Spiffy

      US Observer
      Lula, moratorium, trafficking, Soviet Union is dead, Che Guevarra, chicken shit idiot. You really should try reading what you write, you are one sick puppy, I think we will be reading about you for doing some nasty stuff, maybe you already have and just haven’t been caught yet. You spout your crap on a lot of articles and the way they read, I think you haven’t been taking your meds, poor baby…………

    • us observer

      no more visas for brazilians to the usa
      brazil is the second highest violater of us immigration laws in the usa …the united states will end dual citizen ship of brazilians and americans when america gets fully fed up with brazil not having an extradition agreement with the usa …a entry /exit system for brazilians entering the usa on tourist visa s must be enforced …..a moratorium on brazilians getting tourist visas should be implemented before any increases are allowed ..in summing up brazil needs to stop its trafficking of brazilian nationals to the usa illegally and call home all their nationals in the usa illegally.

    • us observer

      che guevarra is dead ….shot like a dog and a coward that he was .
      the soviet union is no more it is a failed bankrupt marxist state ..it is finished .there is no example in the world of a sucessfull marxist state …perhaps you are delusional to facts or are a imbecile .

    • Spiffy

      Wooooow, what a vocabulary US OBSERVER………totally unimpressive.
      Ignorance and violence to the point that you would have to go to school to qualify as a moron. Better to keep mouth closed and let people think that you are an imbecile than to open it an remove all doubt.

      The defense rests, the jury should take about 30 nanoseconds to find you guilty of unmitigated stupidity.

    • us observer

      spiffy ,,,so whats with it punk ?..thats all you say is some drivel off topic .your a young naive che guevarra wannabee a snot nosed chicken shit idiot.

    • Spiffy

      Hellooooooooo…….US observer.
      There is nothing short of the second coming of the John Birch Society or the KKK that will help you, sorry, take a Sorrisol an Alka-Seltzer some Maalox or smoke a joint, get laid, mellow out, chill bro……..

    • us observer

      now with his new look and different appearance perhaps he could get a fake passport and join all the other illegal brazilian nationals in the usa … lula looked the other way as smugglers and trafffickers shuttled tens of thousands of brazilian nationals to puerto rico,dominica republic aruba mexico canada and on to the usa to join the other illegal brazilians in the usa.so much for the so called rising middle class of brazil …such a lie .the only going on in brazil is cheap chinese imported motorbikes and counterfeit american designer shirts from china …brazil,s 14000 rich families continue to rule and get richer in true third world socialist corruption and graft

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