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Brazil’s Rousseff frustrates top business leaders but is praised by landless peasants

Monday, May 2nd 2011 - 01:03 UTC
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Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff left top bankers, investors and corporations CEO frustrated following her decision to cancel a speech to the World Economic Forum on Latin America meeting in Rio do Janeiro. Read full article

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  • Forgetit87

    What an incoherent article. What link is there between her cancelled appearance at the WEF and the MST's praise?

    ”(...) and Fuerza Sindical, the main unions’ confederation“

    How funny is that Brazil's ”main union's confederation” has a Spanish name.

    May 02nd, 2011 - 01:54 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Fido Dido

    I bet it's typed by a person from a north american nation where Mercopress also has a press office (NYC). They love to spin this kind of news with something else and as usual make a mistake that reveals their true ideology.

    May 02nd, 2011 - 02:21 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    Worth reading again:

    “Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff left top bankers, investors and corporations CEO frustrated following her decision to cancel a speech to the World Economic Forum on Latin America meeting in Rio do Janeiro.”

    And again:
    Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff left top bankers, investors and corporations CEO frustrated following her decision to cancel a speech to the World Economic Forum on Latin America meeting in Rio do Janeiro.

    And again:
    Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff left top bankers, investors and corporations CEO frustrated following her decision to cancel a speech to the World Economic Forum on Latin America meeting in Rio do Janeiro.

    Seems to be that Latin America is the only places on Earth where real politicians rule.
    The rest have some nice, clean cut financial administrators.

    May 02nd, 2011 - 03:42 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • GeoffWard

    She backed out of the Keynote commitment to the World Economic Forum in the country of which she is President.
    This was a Presidential Address at a World Forum.

    This is not 'politicians rule, yeah!';
    this is bad manners and bad form.
    “Unexpected difficulties” just does not cut it.

    Unless she was terminally ill or under immediate treatment for such an illness, there is no excuse for this rudeness (standard excuse), whatever the makeup of the audience. It wasn't even that she was going to be subject to embarassing questions - Keynote speakers have no question session.

    May 02nd, 2011 - 01:17 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    Maybe you Brits should learn from this Brazilian Iron Lady and be a bit more “rude” against your own Top Bankers?

    May 02nd, 2011 - 03:24 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • GeoffWard

    “Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff left top bankers, investors and corporations CEO . . . . ”

    So, Think, you believe Dilma was being intentionally rude to these world leaders of industry, business and finance!

    Sometimes I think you need trepanning without anaesthetic.

    May 02nd, 2011 - 11:45 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Duglas

    “Top Bankers” don't deserve rudeness. They deserve to be swinging from a rope.

    May 03rd, 2011 - 04:28 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    Pura vida............. Duglas :-)

    May 03rd, 2011 - 06:01 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • GeoffWard

    Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff is in hospital suffering from pneumonia.
    She was admitted to a hospital in Sao Paulo on Saturday after suffering from severe flu symptoms for several days, and she is staying in for further tests.

    Dilma underwent treatment for a cancer in the lymphatic system in 2009. She is said to have recovered well but this pneumonological hospitalization could signal a return of the disease.

    This inability to present at the World Forum could have ONLY been health-related.

    May 03rd, 2011 - 06:53 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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