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Dilma Rousseff arrives in Havana to advance trade and investment relations

Tuesday, January 31st 2012 - 05:39 UTC
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Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff arrived Monday to Cuba for a two-day visit to discuss bilateral economic cooperation and human rights. From Cuba Rousseff will travel on to Haiti as she aims to continue the regional diplomatic outreach of her popular predecessor, Lula da Silva. Read full article


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  • GeoffWard2

    Brasil are gentling Cuba back into the world, in the full knowlege of - and using back-corridor discussions with - the USA administration.
    Dilma has set out her political stall, distancing herself from Lula (yet again), on the human rights issues.
    Brasil is prepared to engage in deficit economics to make this all happen; in the longer term, Cuba can trade using 'real Western economics', and this is the main objective of the 'gentling back' process.

    In passing, the article says that Rousseff and Castro were guerrillas; whilst this was certainly true of Castro, Rousseff was a true international terrorist, working within cells allied to the Red Brigade and its ilk.
    Nonetheless, in the here and now, she is doing a remarkable job of managing the country in its multifarious transition from the third world towards development.

    Jan 31st, 2012 - 10:45 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • MistyThink

    A Brasilian Official says :

    The issue of human rights maybe on the agenda of D.Rousseff.....

    I say :

    There can be reaffirmed the commitment to advance progress in implementation of the Rio Decleration on Environment and Development ,Agenda 21,the Johannesburg Declaration on Sustainable Development and the plan of Implementation of the World Summit on Sustainable Development,the Barbados program of action and the Mauritius Strategy for Implementation .The Rio Principles shall continue to guide the international community and serve as the basis for cooperation,coherence and implementation of agreed commintments...!..................

    Jan 31st, 2012 - 11:07 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • GeoffWard2

    If this be the Agenda - and there is no evidence in the article that it is - then this is not a misty, nebulous agenda. It defines precisely the context, starting point and intent of the discussion.

    Definitely not misty, I think.

    Jan 31st, 2012 - 12:28 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    3 GeoffWard2

    That's likely to be a little too erudite for him Geoff!

    Jan 31st, 2012 - 01:45 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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