Meirelles says Brazil must be tough on inflation

Brazil's central bank president Henrique Meirelles said in a newspaper interview on Wednesday 1 November that Brazil's constant vigilance against inflation in recent years was a key factor in helping President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva get re-elected.

By keeping inflation under control, the central bank has helped increase people's buying power and strengthen support for Lula, Meirelles said in the interview with O Estado de S. Paulo.

"I'm not a political analyst, but I can assert that a good d