Your answer to question must be based on the text below entitled "Brazil's president is wildly popular":Brazil's President is Wildly PopularSource: Special Double Issue NewsweekDec 31st, 2007/ Jan 7th, 2008 (Adapted)
For Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, 2007 has
been a good year. The economy is surging, even as the United States
shows signs of weakness. Rising real wages, school enrollments and life
expectancy have finally nudged Brazil into the United Nations' elite of
"high human development" nations. One by one Lula has seen top aides and
allies fall to corruption scandals, but so far nothing seems to dim his
aura. Now some of Lula's most ardent devotees in the ruling Workers
Party (PT) are even pushing to change the Constitution to allow him to
run for a third consecutive term in office. "All the stars are aligned,"
says Walter Molano, a specialist in emerging markets with BCP
Securities.The text reports that the Brazilian economy is surging. In other words,
a) its scenario had urged caution.
b) its growth has been slowing down.
c) it will emerge in the near future.
d) it is undergoing a process of growth.
e) its development has been hindered.