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Obama to welcome Rousseff: a “new era” starts in Brazil

Wednesday, May 29th 2013 - 20:32 UTC
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A communiqué released today by the White House said, “The President and First Lady will host Dilma Rousseff, President of the Federative Republic of Brazil, for an official State Visit with a State Dinner at the White House on October 23,” in what the United States hopes will mark the start of “a new era in relations”, as announced by Vice President Joe Biden, in Rio de Janeiro. Read full article


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  • Stevie

    I can only hope they come in peace.
    Obama has stated many times that he wishes a new type of relation with South America, and I really hope he means it.
    But it's hard not to be sceptic, regarding our shared history.
    I don't expect USA to send us Kissinger as a proof of intention, but after the CIA revelations, I do expect an apology to start with.
    That, and a removal of all their military bases.

    That would be a good start.

    May 29th, 2013 - 08:46 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    I wonder if the remaining relatives of the US American Military Officer murdered in front of them by Rousseffs cell will be accorded a similar invite so they can ask Dilma JUST WHAT SHE WAS THINKING OF.

    But I suspect not.

    May 29th, 2013 - 09:03 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Baxter

    2 Nice one ! However , one does hope that the meeting will lead to positive results. That Brazil will remain in the democratic club on nations. It will do Brazil a world of good to increase trade with the USA .Especially in view of the problems with Argentina and the trade frictions with China .

    May 29th, 2013 - 09:30 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Fido Dido

    @2, Obama doesn't give a damn about that, neither Dilma. The US wants Business with Brazil and so does Brazil with the US. There is a high chance that we will hear and read that Brazil will pick boeing for the new fighter jets.

    May 30th, 2013 - 01:47 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Troy Tempest

    4 Dildo

    ...and so what? ? ?

    Brazil has much to gain with a market of 300m in North America, and they will join with the rest of the developed world, leaving the boat anchour of Mercosur and Argentina's economy behind.

    Good luck to Brazil.

    May 30th, 2013 - 03:30 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Hepatia I'm not sure if you are aware of this but the US is historically Brazil's largest trading partner and is currently its second largest partner. So Dilma is not going to the US to open up new trade vistas.

    May 30th, 2013 - 04:21 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Troy Tempest

    Thank you Hepatia, I did not know that.

    I suppose it is still good for Brazil that they are re-affirming friendly relations and the desire to trade.

    May 30th, 2013 - 06:52 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • yankeeboy

    6. She is coming here to kick off FTA talks whether it is public knowledge or not.
    Brazilians are patent thieves but maybe if we had a better trade agreement we could fix that problem.

    May 30th, 2013 - 12:22 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • mat

    Brazil is a protectionist country, pretty inefficient, bureaucratic and closed minded to free trade, any other country in Latin America is way better option for investment. Real is overrated, so is the size of the economy, but with the huge inflation and low growth I dont see any longer Brazil as a BRIC powerhouse, countries like Mexico are doing much better and are more developed and with a market almost as big but with higher purchasing power. Brazil is deindustrializing quickly and is out of any negotiation in the Trans Pacific Trade Area or the Atlantic Free Trade Zone initiatives. Brazil is mainly a colony of China, a mere provider of commodities; soon of cheapy raw materials and that is all.

    May 30th, 2013 - 02:12 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Stevie

    It might be true that the dollar is the currency that domainates the market, but it's also true that it China has taken a grip on the market by taking charge of that very same currency. No matter how you spin it, they are using the dollar to invest in the “developing nations”, as long as we don't develop into the stagnation of the “developed nations”, we are fine for now.
    As history shows, the ones who lead the way are the first ones to hit the wall, and who can blame them? Yet again in mankind, we will have to adapt and accept new aspects to our lives. We are 7 billion people on this planet, and we can't keep on killing eachother.
    As for the importance of the uprising markets, Europe can spend all the time she wishes on what to do next, but if what Obama says is true, USA has beaten the EU once again.
    I could stretch it as far as to say I'm open to a more open trade agreement with USA, as long as they stop trying to meddle and impose their views on us.
    I respect your democracies although I sometimes don't agree with them. I accnowledge that, sometimes, democracy needs the aid of time to be democratic though.

    But after all, mat, mate, who cares of what you and I think...

    I'm lucjy to have a President that represents my views, even if I disagree with him at times.

    May 30th, 2013 - 02:54 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Hepatia In what way are Brazilians patent thieves?

    May 30th, 2013 - 03:05 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Conqueror

    @1 They aren't “coming”, dumbo. She is “going”. Crawling, begging. Time to recognise that the USA can turn Brazil, and the rest of SA, into a smoking ruin pocked with glass-walled craters. Notice that Brazil has been returned to its proper place. Seventh. Behind the UK. A tiny little island group turns the premier economy of SA into also-rans.
    @4 Think you can afford one?
    @6 Usual thing from SA. Desperation.
    @10 China isn't “using the dollar to invest in the “developing nations”. It's turning dummies into slaves. But it's good to see that you recognise that ”the ones who lead the way are the first ones to hit the wall“. Just love watching you hit ”the wall“. Why wouldn't the USA beat the EU? How's that a problem for the UK? The EU is a totalitarian dictatorship. Much like ”mercosur“. UK wants OUT.
    But it's always good to have an old, senile, dementia-suffering, cowardly, grovelling, ass-licker as a ”leader“. And that represents your ”views“. Doesn't that make you ”an old, senile, dementia-suffering, cowardly, grovelling, ass-licker“?
    @11 Not ”patent thieves“. Patently thieves. All ”latinos” are thieves.

    May 30th, 2013 - 04:00 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Stevie

    conq, you are just a sad little man.
    USA is rethinking it's approach towards SA, in order to sace its own arse.
    And China is indeed investing in our nations, that is one major reason why you too, as yanqui, are upset with life...

    May 30th, 2013 - 06:38 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    13 Stevie

    The Chin, even the latest incarnation, the Chinese, have always taken the long view.

    I frankly cannot see what Uruguay can do other than go cap-in-hand and take the Yuan to their heart in order to get away from the influence of The Dark Country and TMBOA. In that I support Pepe.

    Conqueror does not know what it is to be the meat in the sandwich between The Dark Country and Brasil: he lives in the UK who, after the Americans, can kick the arses of everybody else on the planet.

    But we must not overlook the reality of the situation which is simply this: once we take the Yuan we become the bitch of the Chin and will never get back the sovereignty position we have presently whether you, the government of Uruguay or whoever care to deny it. Just look around the globe and see for yourself.

    May 30th, 2013 - 06:54 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Stevie

    That speaks volumes about the Afghans, they kick the arses of the yanquis AND brits at the same time. Without hi-tech weapons...
    Face it, those two can't kick anyones butt, every kick hits them twice in their own...

    As for China, I'm sure they will be a better influence than the old ones...

    May 30th, 2013 - 07:12 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Conqueror

    @13, 15 Listen up, slugpuppy. Your version of the world will come into being around the same time you become a human being. Since you haven't yet found, never mind mounted, the evolutionary ladder this is some time away. You need to recognise that South America is like you. Tries but fails. China isn't “investing” in your “nation”. China is dangling goodies while stealing what it wants. But don't “worry” about it. China has been doing this for thousands of years. You're just the latest bunch of mugs. Just go figure. You don't HAVE anything. And China would INVEST? You have a senile dummy “in charge”. You can't overcome a couple of women. You even needed Britain to have a “country”. You are a joke!

    May 30th, 2013 - 08:19 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    15 Stevie

    You are severely deluded if you think the Afghans are consistently beating the British Forces.

    “As for China, I'm sure they will be a better influence than the old ones...”

    I am sure you are correct, they have their multi-million dollar per year graft to preserve so they are far more dangerous than the old ones who were born into centuries old wealth and respect. They had nothing to fear.

    May 30th, 2013 - 09:25 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Stevie

    Chris, does the appearance of the 'British Guantanamo' count as a win you think?
    For every military victory you have a moral defeat. That is far worse than the isolation Argentina is accused for.
    One thing is to isolate oneself, another is to be isolated...

    May 30th, 2013 - 09:35 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Condorito

    18 Stevie
    The US has isolated itself? Really?
    Countries are queuing up to deepen strategic alliances with the US. It is one of the major advantages it has over China, a country that really has isolated itself. With the exception of N Korea every country that borders China wants the US as a friend. You don’t see Canada or Mexico running to China for protection from the US.

    As for this article: The EU and US are working towards a free trade area. I am sure Brazil won’t want to be left out in the cold. Progress with Mercosur might be impossible so it seems logical that Brazil is lining up a plan B.

    May 30th, 2013 - 11:55 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Stevie

    I'm pretty sure I said that news such as the 'British Guantanamo' are great way to achieve isolation.
    How do you tell the local population you wish to bring them democracy when you are kidnapping their family members and not even putting them in front of a judge? And no, I don't mean you in particular.
    Anyway, British is not US, I was talking about Britain.

    May 31st, 2013 - 12:03 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • golfcronie

    Do tell us about the trial of Jorge VIDELA, how long was it that the had him under house arrest before his trial? POT KETTLE BLACK springs to mind.

    May 31st, 2013 - 10:17 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • yankeeboy

    When we first invaded Afghanistan there was a joke going around the USA that, How could we bomb them back to the stone ages when they're already there.
    Stevie, I am not sure where you get your news or moral authority but get down off the cross somebody needs the wood ( as they say)

    May 31st, 2013 - 12:41 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Stevie

    To my knowledge, Videla was charged for crimes against humanity

    Yes, hahaha, bombing women and children using drones. Simply hilarious...

    May 31st, 2013 - 03:06 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Hepatia And we are losing.

    May 31st, 2013 - 03:19 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • yankeeboy

    The only good terrorist is a dead terrorist.

    If it were up to me the whole mid-east except Israel would be a sheet of glass.

    May 31st, 2013 - 04:08 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    25 yankeeboy


    If the Israelis laid down their arms today, there would be NO Jews left in Israel, Hamas would see to that.

    If Hamas laid down their arms there would be peace.

    Hamas have stated their role in life is to destroy ALL Jews EVERYWHERE.

    No-one should be forced to 'negotiate' with these animals. I respect all the vermin I have killed throughout my life and I could see the reason for their presence on the planet but not these murdering bastards who think nothing of the Palestinians who voted them in either.

    May 31st, 2013 - 04:16 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • yankeeboy

    If Canada shot missiles into Buffalo like those horrible Palestinians do into Israel there would be no Canada.

    Israel should have wiped them off the map last year when they had worldwide support.

    May 31st, 2013 - 04:23 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • John III (Pope)

    Israel had worldwide support last year? Really?

    Jun 02nd, 2013 - 07:33 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Stevie

    In yanquivoy's little world it was worldwide support, of all his 3 friends, they all supported Israel in their bombings of women and children...

    Jun 02nd, 2013 - 08:45 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • yankeeboy

    By worldwide support I mean those countries aligned with the USA. Those are the only ones that count.

    Jun 02nd, 2013 - 10:45 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • John III (Pope)

    And which countries might those be?

    In 2007/2008 we sent you a message. It seems that you did not learn your lesson. No matter. We will be presenting you with a number of opportunities in the future.

    Jun 03rd, 2013 - 06:05 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR


    I am intrigued; I was not in SA at that time and had no interest in it apart from the fabulous Falklands.

    So what exactly was this message:
    Timmerpunk went to the UN? Yawn
    Boss-eyed Nestor stole some money and shagged his secretary?
    Just what did The Dark Country do and what was this message, the argie pesos was in the shitter?

    Can’t wait for the next ‘message’.


    Jun 03rd, 2013 - 02:25 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • yankeeboy

    With an hour worth of bullets, no jet fuel, planes that don't fly and a navy that sinks while in dock I am sure that the USA is shaking!

    Why don't you ask the Bolivian Navy to help you out. At least their 1 boat is still floating,

    Jun 03rd, 2013 - 03:31 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Troy Tempest

    @32 ChrisR

    I think Tedious Teen must be referring to his role in the “Arab Spring”, or Hamas, or “Green Zone” bombings in Iraq.

    As a member of the “activist” youth group, Pimply Mendoza Surfers, (PMS) he has read about many conflicts to take the world back from the Western “usurpers”.
    He and his sticky-fingered elite, have pounded their keyboards in righteously-impotent solidarity with La Campora's pals, the noble Dictators of Libya, Egypt, now Syria.
    While the “foot-soldiers of oppression” are subjugating civilians and slaughtering their own populations, the “one-handed typists” are sitting in their parents' basements, “supporting them 100%” and carrying the message that they will make the world safe from Democracy!!

    Brave keyboardists, without leaving Mendoza, they are invaluable warriors in the battle against Truth, Justice, and Political Freedom.

    Our other Keyboard Activist, “Pirat-Hunter” (aka Alex Vargas) before he was arrested by CSIS, revealed much on his FB account.
    Apart from La Campora and Campora Juvenil, and YPF, there were several other links to radical youth groups, anti-EU, anti-UK, anti-USA groups, groups OPPOSING the Arab Spring, Pro-Syrian gov't groups, Pro-Ghadaffi groups, Bin Laden Martyrdom sites, and most disturbing were the many personality-cult pictures of CFK!!

    Toby, like so many others, is brainwashed and HATES without knowing what he talks about. Without having seen the world, his type cowardly supports terrorists and Totalitarianism.
    Toby of course, is more gifted.
    He hates in several languages.

    Jun 03rd, 2013 - 04:04 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    34 Troy Tempest
    “Toby of course, is more gifted. He hates in several languages.”


    Jun 03rd, 2013 - 06:42 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • John III (Pope)

    You were shaking at the time. You had to bail out every significant financial institution and rescue the auto companies. And, don't forget you still have not recovered. In the mean time you are going more in dept to us.

    Have a nice day.

    Jun 04th, 2013 - 07:07 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Troy Tempest

    @36 TTT

    Oh, I see.

    You're the Chinese Pope now.

    Jun 04th, 2013 - 03:14 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • John III (Pope)

    That was payback for 1997. Only 150 more years to go.

    Have a nice day.

    Jun 05th, 2013 - 05:58 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Troy Tempest

    Comment removed by the editor.

    Jun 05th, 2013 - 06:32 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • John III (Pope)

    You should not concern yourself with such things but concentrate on sending us your money.

    Jun 06th, 2013 - 05:35 am - Link - Report abuse 0

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