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Mujica and Vazquez will attend Rousseff's inauguration on January first

Wednesday, December 31st 2014 - 00:46 UTC
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The Brazilian congress lower house where the Rousseff second mandate inauguration will be taking place The Brazilian congress lower house where the Rousseff second mandate inauguration will be taking place
Rousseff and Mujica have got along very which has facilitated relations between the two neighboring countries Rousseff and Mujica have got along very which has facilitated relations between the two neighboring countries

Uruguay's president Jose Mujica and elected president Tabare Vazquez will attend the inauguration, on January first, of Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff second consecutive mandate in Brasilia. The two leaders received an official invitation from the Rousseff administration according to Uruguay's official media.

 The main swearing in ceremony is scheduled in the Lower House of Brazil's Congress and over twenty heads of state and heads of government from all over the world have confirmed their attendance.

Following on the congressional event, the two Uruguayan leaders have been invited to attend the official ceremony at the Executive's seat, Planalto Palace, where the 39 ministers of the next Brazilian cabinet will take the oath.

Finally the re-elected Brazilian president will host a reception for all dignitaries and special guests at the Itamaraty Palace, which houses the Foreign ministry.

Uruguay not only shares all its land frontier with Brazil, but the leading economy of Latin America has been traditionally the country's main trade partner and in recent years a major investor in Uruguay's industries and financial services.

Besides Brazil's political influence as head of Mercosur and other regional organizations is of great significance and Uruguay's foreign and trade policies are normally aligned behind Brasilia.

Presidents Mujica and Rousseff, both former guerrillas managed a very close relation and understanding which is expected to continue once Vazquez takes office next March first.

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  • ChrisR

    Mujica will no doubt attempt to get Brazil to backtrack on the 'Social Payment2 restrictions just announced due to the effects on “The Poor”.

    I imagine Vasquez will keep his mouth shut, hoping to avoid the bald faced liars when they attempt to mislead everybody about the economy.

    With a bit of luck DumbAss Dilma will crash her new Harley on a way to the party. She and The Liar Mantega have managed to crash everything else.

    Brazil; The New Vassal State.

    Dec 31st, 2014 - 10:44 am 0
  • Englander

    Has Mrs Kirchner fallen out with Mrs Rousseff?

    Jan 02nd, 2015 - 09:32 am 0
  • ChrisR

    Today's DT had a good picture of DumbAss Dilma with her daughter, riding in an open top 1950's ROLLS ROYCE during her inaugaral parade.

    Didn't look like many of the crowd were waving flags.

    Perhaps reality is sinking in as to how, after her first fiasco, Dilma has pledged to “fight for the economy”.

    Jan 02nd, 2015 - 01:59 pm 0
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