Brazil and US to Strengthen Trade

By Anna Fitzpatrick, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - U.S. President, Barack Obama’s visit to Brazil last week helped put trade between the two nations back on the agenda. The two largest economies in the Western Hemisphere signed a trade and economic cooperation agreement to boost commerce by expanding trade and remove non-tariff barriers, according to a statement from U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk’s office.

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