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Clinton and Blair praise Brazil’s economic and social advance in two decades

Wednesday, August 29th 2012 - 06:05 UTC
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Brazil appears to have the best long-term prospects among rising economic powers, thanks to its stable policy framework, ample natural resources and good relationship with its neighbours, former U.S. President Bill Clinton said on Tuesday in a ringing endorsement of an economy that has struggled lately. Read full article

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  • ChrisR

    On one hand we have Clinton, the Whitehouse shagger and on the other Blair who shagged the UK.

    Brilliant.

    Aug 29th, 2012 - 12:09 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Captain Poppy

    Maybe Clinton is trying to butter up Dilma.

    Aug 29th, 2012 - 12:13 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • GeoffWard2

    'China “would kill to have the environmental problems you guys do,” Clinton told the mostly Brazilian audience.'

    .. and if push comes to shove, they will.
    But there are many countries around to buy up, so killing ain't the first option.

    Aug 29th, 2012 - 01:02 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • vestias

    Eu estou de acordo com o Sir, Clinton se nós olharmos para o passado do Brasil nós olhavamos para politicas falsas engananosas hoje o Brasil está a crescer mas porquê porque as politicas mundaram para o bem do pais e hoje a economia esta a crescer eu só não concordo com alguns governadores sobre das politicas ambientais o Brasil tem o pulmão da terra a amazonias a fruta da nossa natureza e agora temos outra a disiguldades sociais se mudarem de politicas com outras medididas iremos encotrar uma nação com desenvolvimeto e justiça

    Aug 29th, 2012 - 01:48 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • juliano

    I hope that not only the Brazil grow, but also the entire south america

    Aug 29th, 2012 - 09:46 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • GeoffWard2

    That would be really nice, juliano, but growth in commodities trade/export has to generate a generalised growth in manufacture ... otherwise it is just asset-stripping by the few that get rich.

    Though I complain about the 'Robin Hood' nature of Brasil's simplistic socialist transfer of money from the 'producers' to the poor, there is no doubt that it stimulates desire to spend.
    Unfortunately, it also generates a 'dependency society' - a 'hand-out' society,
    where the skills of how to live off the back-lot is replaced by the desire for fast foods from the supermarket.
    The 'fat of the land' is being replaced by the fat on the body, and the diseases and disorders of developed nations will come to Brasil in its wake.

    Aug 30th, 2012 - 10:34 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • British_Kirchnerist

    Interesting its Cardoso the right wing opposition leader the two are on a platform with rather than Lula or Dilma...

    Sep 04th, 2012 - 01:18 am - Link - Report abuse 0

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