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Brazil pledges support for Venezuelan transition but takes distance from Chavez populism

Monday, March 11th 2013 - 05:37 UTC
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By leaving Venezuela before Friday’s funeral ceremony for leader Hugo Chávez, Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff was once again trying to chart out a more moderate signal to investors and diplomats, plus probably avoiding Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, whom contrary to her predecessor Lula da Silva, she has strongly criticized. Read full article


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  • Stevie

    All the female LA leaders are avoiding Ahmedinejad. He should really do something about the grip religion has on his society and especially the medieval look it has on women. I'm politically glad Ahmadinejad showed up in Venezuela, and I'm humanly glad our female leaders chose not to be there.

    Mar 11th, 2013 - 08:25 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Condorito

    Although I agree with your point above, the women in question are keeping a safe distance from Chavismo (as well as Ahmadinejad). Both understandable positions for a rational being.

    Mar 11th, 2013 - 05:14 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • GeoffWard2

    Ahmedinejad is the 'elected' leader, way down the pecking order from the ayatollahs. The position of women is defined by the ayatollah's interpretations of the word of God.

    The Latin American countries of South America should be glad that their peoples have not chosen fundimental religious paths that force subservience on the females of the species.

    Mar 11th, 2013 - 05:26 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Stevie

    That makes little sense, Condorito, regarding the fact that those two ladies, together with Mujica, got Venezuela and Chavez into Mercosur.

    Mar 11th, 2013 - 05:27 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Condorito

    It makes perfect sense. They got Venezuela in to MS, that doesn't mean they embrace Chavismo. Venezuela in MS without Chavez is just what Brazil wants: cheap oil and a market for industrial goods.

    Mar 11th, 2013 - 06:14 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Stevie

    The more of you who thinks like that, the easier will it be for our side. I can only welcome your ideas.

    Mar 11th, 2013 - 06:25 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Condorito

    I don't have a “side”.

    Mar 11th, 2013 - 06:36 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Ayayay

    Brazil's mining thing just e-mailed the Arg gov. It's writing down it's losses and leaving.

    This IS GREAT for the Mendoza enviro!!!!!!!! Eventually, this will mean premium eco vacay value.

    For now, they had 4,000 workers on paid leave, that seems to be over.

    How's the math?..If a household has 5 people, this affects 1 out 5 households in Mendoza (100k population).

    If 2 out of every 5 people in Mendoza are able bodied working citizens (excluding kids and disabled/retired/homemakers, righ?) then that means..

    ..the unemployment rate in Mendoza became near Spain's unemployment rate.. In one day.

    Keep making it pretty, that's your way out.

    Mar 11th, 2013 - 08:32 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • marla_21

    #8 ayayay que porqueria de commentario!
    the usa is worst than any country in south america
    mind your own country!

    Mar 14th, 2013 - 01:56 am - Link - Report abuse 0

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