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Reviving the US economy and trade relationship, main objectives of Obama’s visit

Wednesday, March 16th 2011 - 04:23 UTC
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US President Barack Obama's trip to Brazil, Chile and El Salvador beginning this week is still on, despite fears of a nuclear disaster in Japan and turmoil in the Middle East, officials said on Wednesday. Read full article

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  • GeoffWard

    Vieira is so right to emphasise *balance* in bi-lateral trade.

    Brasil is a totally different trading environment from the days of Bush. As long as Obama overtly recognises this Brasil WILL do business.
    If Obama intentionally or unintentionally patronises, or seeks simplistic 'raw materials for high-tech' deals, the visit will be counter-productive and trade will flow even faster towards China and other trading blocs .

    Obama will also have to cope with the pragmatism of the Europeans in their trade negotiations between the EU and Mercosur.
    He is in a bidding game and he is not the only one holding aces.

    Obama would be well advised to read carefully the political and fiscal implications of the Cancun Agreement, and especially the REDD+, the Biodiversity Agreement and the Carbon Offset support for rain-forested Brasil.

    He will be expected to express and show his FULL understanding of the implications of these agreements ESPECIALLY how he will meet these Agreement as a signator and as a non-signator.

    Mar 16th, 2011 - 02:15 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • xbarilox

    Brasil is so awesome, I wonder why some people deny they're Brazilians.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hJ9PNIXeQGI&feature=related

    Mar 17th, 2011 - 02:02 am - Link - Report abuse 0

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