Brazil’s Rousseff Welcomes Visit by Germany’s Merkel

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – German Chancellor, Angela Merkel is in Brazil for a two-day visit with some of her cabinet members and has a full agenda with Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff and her top ministers. The two leaders are expected to discuss climate change, investments and trade agreements between Mercosur and the European Union.

“The [final] agreement between Mercosur and the European Union depends fundamentally on two countries: Brazil, due to its role in Mercosur, and Germany, due to the extraordinary weight the German economy has on the European Union,” said Armando Monteiro . . .

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