Brazil’s Rousseff focuses on economy in Cuba visit

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Brazil’s Rousseff focuses on economy in Cuba visit
HAVANA, CUBA (BDCi) – Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff began a tour of Cuba on Monday in a visit emphasizing trade and economic cooperation.

Her office said the trip would seek to bolster trade between the two nations, which rose 31 percent from 2010 to hit a record $642 million last year.

Rousseff planned to meet with President Raul Castro on Tuesday in the capital and also tour the nearby port of Mariel, which is being expanded with the goal of turning the facility into a base for industry and oil operations in the Gulf of Mexico.

Brazil has financed almost 80 percent of the port project’s $683 million price tag, according to a statement by the Brazilian presidency.

By: Natania Levine

Courtesy: news.yahoo.com

Photo: france24.com

31 January 2012

10:52 a.m P.S.T

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