BRAZILIAN CHIEF OF STAFF DIRCEU ARRIVES AT AIR FORCE MINISTRY.
A Military guard outside the Air Force ministry salutes Brazilian Chief
of Staff Jose Dirceu, as he arrives for meeting with officials in
Brasilia, July 8, 2003. Dirceu spoke about social security reforms and
commented about the first day of a general strike by federal workers.
The strike, with workers protesting against proposed reforms to the
social security system, was the first against the government of
President Lula da Silva since he took office last January.