Monday, April 2, 2007

Trade and travel make up Lula’s busy weekend

This past weekend has been an especially busy one for Brazilian president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva. On Saturday Lula traveled to Camp David in order to talk trade with U.S. President George W. Bush. Both leaders expressed the desire to help jump start stalled global trade negotiations and followed up on “a memorandum of understanding” to promote ethanol which was signed during Bush’s March visit to Brazil.

Lula was one of the very few people to fly into and out of Brazil since most of the country’s airports were paralyzed in the aftermath of an air traffic controllers’’ strike. Lula accused the strikers of being “irresponsible” in causing massive delays and huge losses for domestic airlines.

So how was your weekend?

Links-, Carnegie Endowment, The Latin Americanist, BBC News, CNN, Finance 24

Image- CNN (Lula and Bush at Camp David, not Lula trying to maneuver through a busy Brazilian airport)

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