No red carpet for Dilma

Posted on April 10, 2012


The visit by Brazil’s president Dilma Rousseff to USA’s Barak Obama was preceded by non-optimistic omens. The announced lack of “state visit” status granted to Rousseff” trip hurt Brazilian ambitions of being recognized as a mayor player in world affairs. Then, there are a series of economic disputes in a time when each country has to protect its own market while denouncing the protectionism of others. Of course, nothing of this appears in the public reports of the meeting, but a lot of “partnership” and “collaboration” blah-blah instead.