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Thursday, February 22, 2007


Is giant Brazil about to move a little closer to Washington and a little farther away from Venezuela's narcissist-Leninist leader Hugo Chávez? Following the announcement that President Bush will visit Brazil on March 8, and that leftist Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva will visit Bush in Washington on March 31, many Brazil watchers say a U.S.-Brazil lovefest is in the making. It's indeed unusual for two presidents to visit one another in such a short period of time. To find out how far the Lula-Bush romance will go, read the full column here, and let us know what YOU think.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

from: Paul Thørsen

åndèrs, Lula had better be careful, as George Bush is radioactive. Lula can build ties to the USA without being seen with George W Bush. George W Bush is rightfully hated all over the world for starting a very unecessary war with Iraq for no good reason.
I've always felt Brasil and its people looked up to the USA and respected us. I don't see any hatred coming from them. It was the Spanish that were the hated historic rivals of the Anglos, not the Portuguese.

10:52 PM  
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6:23 AM  
Blogger El Gringo said...

Not really Paul. Lula is doing the right thing. No Democrats are going to give him a cold shoulder for this. What would be worse if for a foreign leader to decide to have relations with only one US party.

What Lula is doing shouldn't be remarkable. Every South American leader should be seeking good relations with the US, with US businesses and with American's in general - especially if the only other choice is a military strongman ruling over a small, but collapsing economy.

1:26 PM  

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