Wednesday, 28 January 2009

Obama Invites Lula to Talk in March. The Agenda: Lula's Stupid Opposition to the FTAA? Or His Stubborness to Sign the Doha Round?

Oh, dear reader, I wished I liked Brazilian President Lula's trade and foreign policy framework. Read this Valor Econômico link ... Lula will meet U.S. President Barack Obama in march -- what will they discuss? a revival of the FTAA? or the need to have annoying trade unions opposing any single measure to beef up cash reserves in corporations? or ... increasing environmental restrictions on industrial companies now that we are heading into a recession? Ha!

President Lula likes talking to the small fish because he feels the big one. When he talks to the bigger ones, he neither defends Brazil's interests nor flexibilises terms of trade with them. Anyways, that is my opinion.

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