Saturday, April 13th 2013 - 05:29 UTC

President Rousseff pledges to double Brazilian per capita income by 2022

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff said on Friday that the government intends to double per capita income by 2022, when Brazil celebrates 200 years of independence from Portugal.

“We will soon celebrate the 200th anniversary of our independence, and on that day, we will have to look back and see what we did to build our sovereignty, our development, and the well-being of our people ... our goal is ...to double our per capita income, ” Rousseff told a business ceremony.

Last year, Brazil's per capita income remained stable at 22,402 Real (11,429 US dollars), according to official figures.
In her speech at the ceremony marking the supply of construction machinery to 54 towns in Rio Grande do Sul state, Rousseff stressed the need for “strong infrastructure.”
She said that for a long period in the 1980s, her country did not invest as much as necessary in the sector.
Rousseff highlighted recent investment in logistics and transport networks, and announced an investment of 2.4 billion Real (1.2 billion dollars) in infrastructure in the southern state, where she began her career in public administration.
The government plans to build a railway to connect Rio Grande do Sul with the country's largest city Sao Paulo and farther north, she said.
“We need infrastructure projects...our country need to be competitive, and we will only be competitive if we have strong infrastructure,” she said.
 

12 comments Feed

Note: Comments do not reflect MercoPress’ opinions. They are the personal view of our users. We wish to keep this as open and unregulated as possible. However, rude or foul language, discriminative comments (based on ethnicity, religion, gender, nationality, sexual orientation or the sort), spamming or any other offensive or inappropriate behaviour will not be tolerated. Please report any inadequate posts to the editor. Comments must be in English. Comments should refer to article. Thank you.

1 mastershakejb (#) Apr 13th, 2013 - 06:17 am Report abuse
lol, yea good luck with that pipe dream, Rousseff!
2 Also Add (#) Apr 13th, 2013 - 06:19 am Report abuse
lay off Cristina's personal stash, Rousseff.
3 Conqueror (#) Apr 13th, 2013 - 11:53 am Report abuse
Good luck with that, Dilma. However, you need to multiply the per capita income by FIVE to match the Falkland Islands.
4 mastershakejb (#) Apr 13th, 2013 - 01:39 pm Report abuse
@3 Conqueror
And by 2022, Falklands GDP per capita will probly have doubled.
5 ChrisR (#) Apr 13th, 2013 - 05:44 pm Report abuse
Given the way they are (mis)managing the economy the only way to achieve this is by giving the money away, just as they do now.

Brasil, under the idiot Mantega, is not going anywhere except down.
6 Fido Dido (#) Apr 13th, 2013 - 10:10 pm Report abuse
1 By 2022 Brazil will be much better than what it's today.
2 By 2022 the Falklands Islands / Malvinas will be part of Argentina
3 By 2022 you idiots will continue to troll online while the rest moves on.
7 jakesnake (#) Apr 14th, 2013 - 03:03 am Report abuse
@6 Fido!!! There she is!! What's up sister??? So tell me sweetpea, what does “much better than what it's today” actually mean? Nice use of a contraction by the way. Can you elaborate on that? I know you like to be an internet badass, so for once, it would be AWESOME if you could provide some details behind one of your ridiculous posts.

Next, if you really think the Falklands will be part of Argentina, then you're dumber than I've thought you were from previous posts.

Finally, since Brazil will be better than what “it's” today (again, great place for a contraction) will you finally be living there, or will you still be living in America and just talking about what a utopia Brazil is?

Feel free to elaborate as much as possible sister. The Dutch education system should have provided you the tools to be able to articulate yourself here on this matter right? Did you get a Dutch public education or did you have rich parents who sent you to private schools?
8 Conqueror (#) Apr 14th, 2013 - 10:21 am Report abuse
@6 Really? Giving yourself 9 years! Some simple FACTS.
1. There isn't one single Latin American or Caribbean state that has a per capita GDP anywhere near that of the Falklands. The very best is the Bahamas. Followed by Barbados, Trinidad and Tobago and Chile. Brazil is well down the list. About 17th out of 32. And, just look, the top 3 all have direct British connections!
2. By 2022, the Falklands may well be part of “argieland”. The ruling part. “Argieland” may have been renamed as “the Falkland province of Patagonia”.
3. By 2022, we may be celebrating. Whilst you are still licking your bowl and then bringing your leash so that you can go “walkies”.
9 ChrisR (#) Apr 14th, 2013 - 11:26 am Report abuse
@6 Fido Dildo

I wonder to myself why a Dutchman living in America continues to post on LatAm subjects. Ah! But you probably can't post anywhere else because of all the crap you 'talk'.

Now I bet you know what's coming now, don't you?

Crap like BitCoin for instance. You berated me in your usual apoplectic manner that I did not 'get' that FIAT currencies are finished and BitCoin was going to take over.

And what did I think of that. Bubble, Ponzi, delusional thinking from a Japanese ‘techy’? AND, what has happened? Zoom up in price followed by profit taking and immediate crash in price, dealing houses in BitCoin (because you cannot buy anything with this crap) CLOSED AGAIN, etc.

What does that remind you of? Come on, even your febrile brain can work this one out? YES, it’s operating like a FIAT currency! And why would it not as it is NOT backed by gold or any other similar valuable, transportable commodity.

Fancy a Dutchman NOT learning the lesson of the Tulip Bubble.

LOLs, I TOLD YOU SO YOU DF!
10 mastershakejb (#) Apr 14th, 2013 - 01:52 pm Report abuse
Fido Dido, can you give me your drug dealer's phone number? that's some POWERFUL shit you're smoking!
11 ManRod (#) Apr 15th, 2013 - 09:23 am Report abuse
Fido is just a sore dutch racist loser, probably an ex-Pim Fortuyn follower... why do you guys give him so much credit?
12 Britworker (#) Apr 15th, 2013 - 12:22 pm Report abuse
There go the rain forests then.

Commenting for this story is now closed.
If you have a Facebook account, become a fan and comment on our Facebook Page!

Advertisement

Get Email News Reports!

Get our news right on your inbox.
Subscribe Now!

Advertisement