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Bolsonaro tells Davos he plans to make the “new Brazil” an investment-friendly country

Wednesday, January 23rd 2019 - 07:58 UTC
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Brazil's newly-elected populist President Jair Bolsonaro addressed the world's business elite in Davos on Tuesday, vowing to transform Latin America's largest economy into a more investment-friendly country. On his first international trip since becoming president, Bolsonaro delivered the keynote speech at the World Economic Forum. Read full article


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  • :o))

    REF: Bolsonaro tells

    Bolsonaro tells & everyone queues up to invest in Brazil!

    Jan 23rd, 2019 - 03:41 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Chicureo

    One paragraph says it all, Bolsonaro is the rock star at Davos.

    Bolsonaro said his trip to Switzerland was a “great opportunity” to showcase the unique point in time his country was going through. “And also an opportunity for me to introduce to all of you the new Brazil that we are building,”

    Jan 23rd, 2019 - 04:23 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
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    REF: “Rock-Star”$p$f$w=ac4ac92

    Jan 23rd, 2019 - 11:31 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Terence Hill

    DAVOS, Switzerland — The opening day of the World Economic Forum looked like it had the potential for excitement. Jair Bolsonaro, making his debut trip abroad as Brazil’s president, was slated to unveil his vision for a “new Brazil“ before the assembled elites. Given the absence of President Trump and other prominent Western leaders, the far-right Bolsonaro, a former military officer known for his fiery and often-offensive rhetoric, seemed like one of the star attractions.
    But his speech underwhelmed. Bolsonaro spoke for barely more than 10 minutes, delivering an address observers characterized as “lifeless” and “wooden.” Like every other world leader who comes to Davos, he declared his country “open” for business, but offered little information about the reforms he hoped to enact. He simply invoked the smarts of Finance Minister Paulo Guedes, a University of Chicago-trained economist, and touted his administration’s zeal to cut back the “apparatus of the state” and reduce taxes.
    “Bolsonaro’s bizarre, tepid and unfocused speech is a very troubling sign,” observed Oliver Stuenkel, a professor of international relations at Fundação Getulio Vargas in Sao Paulo. “Why hasn’t the all-powerful Minister of Finance written a longer, more detailed and more adequate presentation? Why waste such a unique opportunity?”

    Jan 24th, 2019 - 01:29 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • :o))

    @Terence Hill

    REF: Why hasn’t the all-powerful Minister of Finance written a longer, more detailed and more adequate presentation?

    Expecting a just a bit too much; far beyond their capacities &/or interests; aren't we?

    The politicians know that they can get away very easily in South America with any kind of a bombastic fart and still the people forgive and/or forget about it but at an int'l. event; the story may be [at least slightly] different! Hence the spectacular result of an impressive presence:

    Jan 24th, 2019 - 04:26 pm - Link - Report abuse +1

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