NYT to distribute columns by Brazil's ex-president

SAO PAULO (AP) - The office of Brazil's former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva says he will soon start writing a monthly column to be distributed by the New York Times.

Jose Crispiniano, spokesman for the Lula Institute, says the former president and Michael Greenspon, General Manager of the New York Times News Services Division, signed the contract in New York City on Monday.

The New York Times is expected to distribute Silva's first column in June.

Crispiniano said Silva will write about international politics, the economy and on the "struggle against hunger and misery."

Silva's columns will be distributed to New York Times news service subscribers English, Spanish and Portuguese. Crispiniano said without providing further details.

(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

Top Stories

  • Bad Idea
    The man behind a staged child abduction apologizes for scaring young kids, parents

  • Oso Clean
    An army of volunteers is making sure mudslide searchers get to put on warm, dry clothes

  • Vacation Time
    Two airlines are battling for your business and you're the winner
ATTENTION COMMENTERS: We've changed our comments, but want to keep you in the conversation.
Please login below with your Facebook, Twitter, Google+ or Disqus account. Existing MyNorthwest account holders will need to create a new Disqus account or use one of the social logins provided below. Thank you.
comments powered by Disqus
Sign up for breaking news e-mail alerts from MyNorthwest.com
In the community
Do you know a student who stands out in the classroom, school and community?
Help make their dreams come true by nominating them for a $1,000 scholarship and a chance to earn a $10,000 Grand Prize. Brought to you by KIRO Radio and Comprehensive Wealth Management.

Do you know an exceptional citizen who has impacted and inspired others?
KIRO Radio and WSECU would like to recognize six oustanding citizens this year. Nominate them to be recognized and to receive a $2,000 charitable grant.