Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva attends a meeting with mayors in Sao Bernardo do Campo August 25, 2009. REUTERS/Paulo Whitaker (BRAZIL POLITICS)By Brian Ellsworth and Denise Luna
BRASILIA, Aug 31 (Reuters) – Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva proposed legislation on Monday to boost the role of the state in managing huge new oil finds that could drive the country’s development for decades to come.

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