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PM Cameron in Brazil on a two-day visit to boost trade and political links

Thursday, September 27th 2012 - 16:02 UTC
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British Prime Minister David Cameron arrived in Brazil on Thursday to promote UK business and capitalise on the success of the summer Olympic games. Cameron first stop was Sao Paulo where he arrived with a 58-strong business delegation and opened a new £60m JCB factory. Read full article


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  • LEPRecon

    Why is he in Brazil? I thought that CFK said that all of South America was united in Argentina's colonial ambitions?

    Oh wait, I forgot. Brazil is a sensible country that likes international trade as it can make them lots of money. Well I suppose those ships the UK are building for Brazil and obviously JCB's, which will no doubt be sold across South America, making lots of money, and increased employment for Brazilians.

    CFK you should take a leaf out of Dilma's book.

    Sep 27th, 2012 - 04:48 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ElaineB

    Yes, Cameron will sign £100m worth of business contracts before he leaves. Good for the UK and good for Brazil. Trade = wealth.

    Sep 27th, 2012 - 05:30 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • 2012

    is he planning to visit the islands (Malditas) and meet with the 3,000 folkloosers?

    Sep 27th, 2012 - 05:41 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • reality check

    Now wouldn't that be nice, could pop into the mess at MPA and stand a round for lads.

    Sep 27th, 2012 - 05:43 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • briton

    Apparently, after the humiliating ovation for David, and laughter at her yesterday,

    She is now furious that brazil dares entertain this British leader without HER permission, or without her being consulted,
    So they say,????????????

    As you become less and less of interest,

    You become less and less .?
    Is this not

    Sep 27th, 2012 - 06:34 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Brasileiro

    Employments and knowlegments for Brazilians! We need this! If England offer this, so Brazil will be a partnership for England. But, only buy UK products is a bad business. Wealth for all peoples, not only for EU or USA!

    Sep 27th, 2012 - 06:48 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • briton


    try Again please..

    Sep 27th, 2012 - 06:59 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Brasileiro

    Sorry. I will go write in portuguese. If you want understand, go to google translator, because i dont know to write in english: “ Emprego e conhecimento tecnológico para nós brasileiros! Nós precisamos muito disso! Se a Inglaterra nos oferece isso, então o Brasil será parceiro da Inglaterra. Mas, somente comprar produtos ingleses é um mau negócio. As riquezas devem ser partilhadas entre todos os povos, e não se concentrar somente na União Européia e nos Estados Unidos.”

    Sep 27th, 2012 - 07:10 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • briton

    8 Brasileiro

    Employment and technological knowledge for us Brazilians! We need a lot of it! If England offers us this, then Brazil will partner England. But only buy British products is a bad deal. The wealth should be shared among all people, and not focus only on European Union and the United States. “

    Is this what you meant to say,
    One will try to answer,
    [just an opinion you understand]
    1, England offers us this, then Brazil will partner England.
    [ it is great Britain, or British, ] not English,,
    2, But only buy British products is a bad deal

    3, The wealth should be shared among all people, and not focus only on European Union and the United States. ”
    Great Britain now gives 12 billion in foreign aid,
    You seem to be under the impression that all the wealth is European or American, it is not,

    Does this help..


    Sep 27th, 2012 - 07:19 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Brasileiro

    Thanks for the tradution.

    Sep 27th, 2012 - 07:24 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • briton


    Sep 27th, 2012 - 07:39 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • reality check

    A visit was only to be expected following the the Brazilians visit to the 2012 Olympics. I would think the invitation was extended then and as the PM was currently at the UN, this seems to be the most appropriate and convenient time for such a visit. I hope the talks prove of mutual benefit to both countries.

    Sep 27th, 2012 - 07:45 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Steve-32-uk

    'Cameron set to sign £100m deals in Brazil'

    Sep 27th, 2012 - 08:45 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • briton

    Great Britain, And Brazil,
    A great team, as teams go,
    as for the football,
    CFK likes a good kickaround ...

    Sep 27th, 2012 - 08:50 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Brasileiro

    In footbal.....Brazil is very..very better.....hahahaha

    Sep 27th, 2012 - 08:59 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • malen

    he was unable to explain magna carta and rule britannia??.....thats why he goes to comic tv shows and not to universities and cannot speak for more than 10 minutes without reading a paper
    does he know were is brasil and malvinas???

    Sep 27th, 2012 - 09:58 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Brasileiro

    He stay in São Paulo, no? Será que ele pensa que está em Santiago, Bogotá or Stanley?

    Sep 27th, 2012 - 10:07 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • GastonBaires

    Welcome to South America Cammie!

    Sep 27th, 2012 - 10:17 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • 2012

    @14 briton Jack the Ripper....
    yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaak Brazil has black people.........poverty......
    no money no class keep Brazil in your ARSE!

    Sep 27th, 2012 - 10:58 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Brasileiro

    What do you smoked, boy?

    Sep 27th, 2012 - 11:03 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • briton

    20 Brasileiro
    you are so much better than these aries,

    2012 93 days left

    Sep 27th, 2012 - 11:07 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • 2012

    @ 21 briton Jack the Ripper

    Read my comments in the Economist “Argentina cooking books” comments are the most popular....don't you remember what you respond me?
    jejeeejeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee and Zhivago pretending be a chinese man residing in Tierra del Fuego...aaaaaaaaaaaaakkkkkkkkkkk
    rubbish bloody english men!

    Sep 27th, 2012 - 11:12 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ProRG_American

    So be it. These are private ventures anyway. The UK is far from achieving the kind of trade that Argentina currently enjoys with Brazil. Brazil even has the benefit of a favorable trade surplus to go along. Trade with Argentina is expected to increase even more next year, as healthier trade environment is expected. Argentina is even replacing the USA as Brazil's second trading partner after China, if it hasn't happened already.
    Next page please.

    Sep 27th, 2012 - 11:15 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Brasileiro

    Talk like a angel, ProRG. The salvation from our Mercosul!!

    Sep 27th, 2012 - 11:36 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Truth_Telling_Troll

    “Why is he in Brazil? I thought that CFK said that all of South America was united in Argentina's colonial ambitions?”

    Are you blasted? He is in Brazil because the UK does not hate Brazil. The UK hates Argentina.

    2ndly, because Argentina has made it clear we don't want any relations with the UK, since you have nothing to offer us whatsoever in any field or category.

    Good luck to your relations with that country.

    Sep 28th, 2012 - 12:30 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • British_Kirchnerist

    “he had been unable to explain the meaning of Magna Carta”

    Wow, what a dangerously inept PM. Despite profoundly disagreeing with his policies the funny thing is I actually wouldn't have expected that of him! But interesting he wants to trade with Brazil, a sensible idea to be sure, maybe he'll come round to the view that sticking Britains finger in South America's eye isn't so clever...

    Sep 28th, 2012 - 12:31 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Hepatia

    I think that this story highlights a number of facts about the Brazilian / UK relationship. First is just how small the bilateral trade is, even when compared to other EU countries.

    Another significant point is that it is the Prime Minister of the UK going to Brazil, not the President of Brazil going to the UK. This is, of course, how it should be. In any case it is very wise for the President of Brazil to avoid going to the UK. We all know that Brazilians in the UK run a real risk of being gunned down by hysterical UK Military Police.

    Sep 28th, 2012 - 01:06 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Truth_Telling_Troll

    “We all know that Brazilians in the UK run a real risk of being gunned down by hysterical UK Military Police.”

    Perspicuous observation. If you are black or brown in the UK, it is an utter hellhole for you.

    Fool me once:

    shame on me.

    Fool me twice...

    Sep 28th, 2012 - 01:15 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Hepatia I watched the second video an thought to my self, “that poor child sitting on the woman's knee.”

    I think that, unfortunately, we have seen some of that very same racism here on these comment boards. I find it extremely disturbing!

    Sep 28th, 2012 - 01:52 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Truth_Telling_Troll


    With Europe and the USA societies in utter freefall, you are seeing a surge of racism
    - in the UK (as seen above, and the riots, and the shooting)
    - in France (deporting Roma, banning headcarfs, now they want to ban yamakas)
    - in Germany (nazi terrorcells murdering immigrants and police ignoring)
    - in Italy (rounding up black africans randomly and one town banning them)
    -in Spain (beating immigrant girl on train, countless abuses of immigrants)
    -in the USA (mass shootings, persecution of foreigners, anti-immigrant laws both legal and not, visas, etc)
    - Netherlands (Wilders and the mass shooting recently at an ethnic mall)
    -Norway (Brevik)
    -Switzerland (banning mosques)
    -Portugal (doubling penalties on non-portuguese for even traffic tickets)

    Let's not even get to the racism in Japan, China, and Korea.

    They are decaying societies which Argentin, a far more evolved society with far more religious, ethnic, racial, and sexual tolerance should avoid at all costs. They claim to be the first world but they are execrable cultures with no sense of morality and can't speak the truth.

    Sep 28th, 2012 - 02:02 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • so_far

    So, whats exactly is doing a PM of uk in Brasil ?

    Hes trying to develop the country ?

    Students exchange programs ?

    He go there with a huge group of englishman ....what exactly they want ?

    Sep 28th, 2012 - 03:39 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Rule Brittania

    LOL i lve listening to all these rg's try and convince themselves that life in usa & UK is not another world above their own standards .. Racism problems in the uk .. Excuse me TIT I live in Leicester (city in england) and our population is 1 million 50% white 50% ethnic minority and we work and play side by side and all enjoy a higher quality of life then your tinpot country could ever hope to achieve. pulling off single you tube videos may help create an argie proper-gander version of the world that may make you feel better but has no placement in reality. The UK is a tolerant and excepting place providing you are prepared to work for your up keep and obey the laws of the land. We are not country full of hatred for other countries and continents liker argentina but i guess that's because we have nothing to hate for really, we enjoy good lives in a great country. The Fact people like TiT hate this so much makes me feel even luckier to be born in such a great nation ;)

    Sep 28th, 2012 - 06:12 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • reality check

    @31 You know exactly why he is there he, because he was obviously ferkin invited to open a factory which will employ and give jobs to Brazilians and Brits back home and bring in £100 million in business to Brazil, nice.
    Malen, of course he knows where Brazil is, he's there plonker and oh, there is no Malvinas!
    Hepatatia, the President of Brazil has just been to the UK, what do you think London 2012 was, a school sports day?
    58 a huge group of Englishmen hey? then what the ferk do you call the 400!!!! that CFK took with her on her last trade mission.
    Hosestly some of you are frankly so ferkin jealous you embarass yourself.
    Just watched a piece on his visit on sky news, signed contracts so far for £70 million and could sign further deals worth £250 million for Oympic related business. The man is doing what he was elected to do.

    Sep 28th, 2012 - 06:20 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Boovis

    @30: remind me how many indigenous tribes have been kicked of land by tolerant argie government powers this year?

    Sep 28th, 2012 - 06:24 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • reality check

    Coutesy of Wiki

    In 1996, during a diplomatic trip to the United States, when asked about the Black population of Argentina, President Carlos Menem remarked:

    “Black people do not exist in Argentina, Brazil has that problem.”

    Anyone care to explain, justify or otherwise lampoon those remarks?

    Sep 28th, 2012 - 06:45 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • pecurto

    Comment removed by the editor.

    Sep 28th, 2012 - 10:31 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • briton

    What the British, are doing in brazil,
    Has nothing to do with the servants quarters next door,

    The only part of United CFK understands is her own vanity,
    If South America really backed you,
    Why do they constantly invite the British to visit?


    Sep 28th, 2012 - 10:43 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • TipsyThink

    don t take him sérious
    just -- Carnaval -- vísiting.

    Sep 28th, 2012 - 11:05 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • British_Kirchnerist

    #35 Menem was an all around bad guy, but his legacy has been undone by the great Cristina =)

    Sep 28th, 2012 - 11:19 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Zhivago

    30 Troll
    I don't know why you think western society is falling apart, surely you can't just be basing it on newspaper articles and youtube videos. I invite you to come to Canada and see how we live, things aren't as bad as you think. I will even sponsor you for your visa and you can stay with me and my family. I spend a lot of time in Argentina so I can speak about some things from experience, you, however need to see some things with your own eyes and if you still feel the same way then you at least will have a little more credibility to back yourself up.
    Standing invitation, no time limit, and I follow the ancient rules when it comes to treating guests in my home.

    Sep 28th, 2012 - 11:20 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • malen

    31 UK selling arms???? Are you sure....
    Important to see that Brasil wont change its position in those isles.
    33 sure he can name the capitals and presidents of all southamerican countries, without reading a paper...sure he remember wells the botox queen of Argentina

    Sep 28th, 2012 - 11:58 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • reality check

    You do know that Utopia exists only in fiction don't you? because you seem to have above average expectactions of and very little experience of real life. You need lower your sights, or I fear you will be disappointed if not, achieve the achievable and leave the unachievable up to dreamers! Here endeth the lesson.

    Sep 28th, 2012 - 12:01 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • British_Kirchnerist

    #41 WHo do you actually dislike more, Cameron or your own beautiful “botox queen”?!

    Sep 28th, 2012 - 12:11 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ElaineB

    Dilma was in the UK in July for the Olympics and to attend trade fairs.

    Keep up.

    Sep 28th, 2012 - 12:14 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • reality check

    Seems that some people need to be reminded, Brazil will do what is right for Brazilians, first and foremost.

    Sep 28th, 2012 - 12:26 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Hepatia Well there are about 300 currently in Mauritius at the moment so that is a minimum number. Not only have they been thrown off their land they have been thrown out of their country!

    Sep 28th, 2012 - 12:30 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • aussie sunshine

    *16 who cares a if he does not know about history!! What I care is that he is providing jobs for The UK and that is more important.....Keep up the good work Cameron! and I also take the opportunity to praise the artist who has painted the official diamond jubilee portrait Of HM Qeen Of England it is magnificent.

    Sep 28th, 2012 - 12:42 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Truth_Telling_Troll


    Look at this headline in a local news network:

    So? Anyone that is non-argentine is used in a separate clause. So we would say the above in English:

    “Accident in Flores: two people and a Briton dead.”

    Same with all other nationalities.

    Sep 28th, 2012 - 01:40 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Conqueror

    @26 I'm seriously in favour of sticking Britain's finger in one of LatAm's ears and watching it come out the other side!
    @27 Do try to keep up, hepatitis, the little Brazilian has already been to the UK. Being polite, a return visit is appropriate. Brazilians in the UK need to learn the word “Stop!” and what it means. And we don't use the Royal Military Police for such target practice!
    @30 What do you mean, “racism”? These are just natural reactions to degenerate, genocidal, ignorant, mendacious, retarded thieves. Mostly from South America!
    @31 You thick, right?
    @39 Please learn to spell. The word is “GRATE”.

    Sep 28th, 2012 - 03:03 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • briton

    Your point just died with your post,
    Back on post,
    Where does this leave CFK and her demilitarising, if the Brazilians by military items from Britain,
    What does it prove?
    That Brazil fully supports CFK,??
    Or brazil will do what brazil wants to do,, and it has nothing to do with argentina.

    Sep 28th, 2012 - 06:30 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Truth_Telling_Troll

    Brazil and the UK are just countries with illusions of self-grandeur. That's all there is. And because Argentina doesn't bat an eye-lash that Cameron or Dilma don't come to Argentina, it offends them because they want to feel coveted.

    Sep 28th, 2012 - 07:45 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Brasileiro


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  • johnfarrel2050

    Brazil is great country and it doesn´t need to buy anything to the uk pirates!!. Cameron please stop bothering in Southamerica !!! Everybody knows that you are a great clown pirate!! Cameron please, go back with your stupid military vessels to your country !!!

    Sep 29th, 2012 - 04:15 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • GeoffWard2

    I wrote on this site years ago that there was huge opportunity for UK trade with Brasil - particularly in INFRASTRUCTURE and EDUCATION. Naturally, there is always need for DEFENCE, and the UK has huge capacity to provide Brasil with the tools and skills needed for her to defend herself.
    This guidance was passed through the official ambassadorial channels also.

    The Olympics has been the catalyst to break the uneasy log-jams of Menendes, of TFI, of Mercosur/EU. World-scale success with the whole world watching is an amazing breaker-of-log-jams.

    Bi-lateral deals is the way to go .... at least until Mercosur countries can agree on First world standard protocols for trade deals between blocs, and this could be a VERY long time coming. Then there has to be assurances that they will be stuck to by all countries signing the deals ... this could take even longer for certain countries.

    I am massively pleased that JCB is in there and will build factories for its products in Brasil.
    [Caterpillar (USA), JCB's major competitor, has manufactured in Brazil since 1954,with a product range including world class hydraulic excavators, compactors, wheel loaders, motor graders, backhoe loaders and crawler tractors, as well as tools and special accessories for their equipment. Recent plans include new factories in Brasil for backhoe and small wheel loaders.]

    There is a HUGE need for *advanced* road construction across this massive sub-continental country. A country-wide world-class infrastructure - including whole new towns and cities - is just waiting to begin. The UK/EU can help this, as can China and the USA, etc.

    Dilma can strip away the horrendous Brasilian barriers to trade of this scale.
    I believe she is one of the few people in the Brasilian establishment with the skills and focussed drive to make this happen.

    Sep 29th, 2012 - 09:01 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • reality check

    Cameron was there because he was invited, Duhhhhh!!!!!

    Sep 29th, 2012 - 04:38 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • briton

    As soon as brazil turns its back,
    Some Argies stab it in the back.
    Thank you for your support over the Falklands,
    But don’t ever turn ya back on me,
    CFK future world fool...

    Sep 29th, 2012 - 06:44 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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