Secretary Clinton in Brazil

Posted by DipNote Bloggers
March 3, 2010
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Secretary Clinton Talks with Brazilian Foreign Minister Celso Amorim
Members of the Brazilian Press Surround Secretary Clinton as She Meets with Brazilian Foreign Minister Celso Amorim
Secretary Clinton at a Signing Ceremony with Brazilian Foreign Minister Celso Amorim
Secretary Clinton at a Press Conference with Brazilian Foreign Minister Celso Amorim

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Today, Secretary Clinton visited Brasilia, Brazil, the fourth stop of her six-nation tour of Latin America. She met with Brazilian lawmakers, as well as Foreign Minister Celso Amorim. The Secretary and Foreign Minister strengthened bilateral relations by signing cooperation agreements for the advancement of women, expansion of work to foster economic development, improve health care and increase social inclusion in countries that face the greatest poverty challenges, and ways to combat climate change. You may read more about the cooperation agreements below.

After meeting with government officials, Secretary Clinton greeted Americans and Brazilians working at the U.S. Embassy. Secretary Clinton told employees that she believes the U.S.-Brazil relationship is one of the key partnerships in the 21st century. She noted that the United States was the first country to recognize Brazil's independence in 1822 and the first to move its embassy to Brasilia 50 years ago.

Highlighting the importance of the relationship with Brazil, Secretary Clinton said, "In the Obama Administration, we are trying to deepen and broaden our ties with a number of strategic countries and Brazil is at the top of the list. This is a country that really does matter.”

She continued, “And it's a country that is trying very hard to fulfill its promise to its own people of a better future. And so, together, the United States and Brazil have to lead the way for the people of this hemisphere."

Later today, Secretary Clinton will meet with Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva. At 6:00 p.m. EST, 8:00 p.m. local time, she will participate in a live townterview (interview + town hall) in Sao Paulo at Zumbi dos Palmares University, Brazil's only Afro-Brazilian institute of higher learning. The townterview will be streamed live here on DipNote and

Since leaving Washington on February 28, Secretary Clinton has visited Uruguay, Argentina, and Chile. In Chile, she pledged support to help the nation recover from last week's devastating earthquake. After leaving Brazil, she will visit Costa Rica and Guatemala.

Secretary Clinton and Brazilian Foreign Minister Amorim Announce Increased Cooperation for Advancement of Women | Secretary Clinton and Brazilian Foreign Minister Amorim Announce Trilateral Development Cooperation | Secretary Clinton and Brazilian Foreign Minister Amorim Announce Increased Cooperation on Climate Change



New York, USA
March 3, 2010

Ron in New York writes:

12th UN Crime Congress: Salvador, Brazil....

Brazil is to be commended for hosting the 12th UN Crime Congress in April. The issues on the agenda are global, and the global south is most impacted (and most progressive) in addressing them. USG/DoS should have a strong delegation at this important meeting; Global crime is sweeping all regions as the economic crisis deepens.

March 4, 2010

Nattan in Brazil writes:

Mrs. Secretariat

Even not sympathize with Mrs. have to agree that their concern and their government and its Department of Defense, is unfounded in the case of Iran and nuclear weapons. So I should know that Lula, Chavez, Morales and all other heads of state neo-communists who are ahead of Latin America are working together under the guidance of the Castro brothers for Iran to develop nuclear weapons. Put your personal and working better with more attention! And this is only happening right under the nose of you because they did not give due attention to the real enemies of democracy and freedom. Like you used and use the Arabs, these Latin American neo-communists are using Iran to equip themselves with weapons of mass destruction! The words of Lula and Amorim were emblematic in defending Iran and Dilma is not different from them.


A friend.

Donald M.
Virginia, USA
March 4, 2010

Donald M. in Virginia writes:

3 4 10


"They were smart enough to come up with methods to become self supportive and not demanding on other countries." Good Job!

The Country of Venzuala concerns should be of the world.

When the leader of Lybia and Venzuala get together, and theres mention how South America is building up the Arms race it should bring caution to our country. What I still do not understand after the multitude of terror acts Lt. Col Quadafi was apart of, he was allowed to be on American soil. How can anyone approve a visa or passport in the United States when they know he was guilty of terrorism. President Ronald Reagan would of been turning in his grave knowing this happened. The list of terror acts that was conducted by Lybia and suddenly they are our allies? I say to our Intelligence community to look at the facts and history of Lybia. I had read years ago how Quadafi bragged he would use computer virus to attack the west. This can be a form of terrorism. How many computer networks have been attacked over the years, constant virus attacks, people losing important data, and or equipment because of hackers or very bad people.

The United Nations should also conduct another check on Lybia to ensure they have complied with removing all Nuclear equipment.


South Korea
March 8, 2010

Palgye in South Korea writes:

Dear to Brazil.

Brazil with the participation which high position 1% is active about support and future about uncertainty when there is support of the funds which does not have a doubt the reform succeeds and become the citizens where the economic units is common and they think the thing which will gratulate jump.

About Brazil while being interested which is personal will be selected in May which is one an interest which is temporary about the enterprise which is. Intervenes actively and but, thinks from this place that the reaction is cold about me. So far,

Thank you.

March 7, 2010

Neide in Brazil writes:

Honoravel secretaria

I sympathize with Mrs.. With dictator can not be much conversation. when Hugo Chavez he was in the U.S. He said the president was the devil.and I do not understand why he was not punished for it. Morales, Fidel,Lula Hugo Chavez!they want to destroy the E.U.A. DILMA wants to strengthen relations with Iran against U.S. A. She and dangerous!! and a snake.I ended saying that Mrs. and competent and very beautiful. I applaud you standing.



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