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H. Clinton: Open societies will thrive more

BRASILIA, Brazil, April 18 (UPI) -- U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said open societies are more likely to achieve their targets than governments that suppress freedoms.

S. American defense spending set to fall

BRASILIA, Brazil, April 17 (UPI) -- Arms spending in Latin America is likely to be flat due to cutbacks in Brazilian defense programs and cash constraints on expenditures by other countries.
Brazil attacks rich nations as 'predatory'

Brazil attacks rich nations as 'predatory'

CARTAGENA, Colombia, April 17 (UPI) -- Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff called "predatory" monetary and trade policies of the industrial nations that posed a threat to local manufacturing.
U.S. aims for better outcome with Brazil after tough summit

U.S. aims for better outcome with Brazil after tough summit

BRASILIA, Brazil, April 13 (UPI) -- U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is due here next week for another jab at reaching convergence on key foreign policy and global finance issues, including Cuba, the Middle East, monetary expansion and trade.
Obama focus on economy in Latam summit

Obama focus on economy in Latam summit

WASHINGTON, April 12 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama will focus on economic issues during a summit this weekend in Colombia.
NATALIE BRUNELL, MEDILL NEWS SERVICE, Written for UPI

Boeing secures Embraer strategic arms link

SAO PAULO, April 11 (UPI) -- Boeing and Brazil's Embraer are entering into a partnership that puts Boeing in a better position for a multibillion-dollar order for fighter jets for Brazil.
Rousseff voices monetary concerns to Obama

Rousseff voices monetary concerns to Obama

WASHINGTON, April 9 (UPI) -- Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff Monday said she voiced concerns about several monetary issues when she met with President Obama Monday at the White House.
Clinton praises U.S.-Brazil relationship

Clinton praises U.S.-Brazil relationship

WASHINGTON, April 9 (UPI) -- The U.S.-Brazil relationship must expand, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Monday, so both countries benefit while providing leadership to others.
Argentina, Brazil back Cuba's inclusion in future summits

Argentina, Brazil back Cuba's inclusion in future summits

BRASILIA, Brazil, March 15 (UPI) -- Cuba will be barred from next month's Americas summit at U.S. insistence, only to goad its friends Argentina and Brazil vowing with new resolve to have Havana leaders present at subsequent conferences.

Summit plan clouded by flap over Cuba

BOGOTA, March 8 (UPI) -- Plans for a Latin American summit in Colombia are under threat of disarray after a diplomatic flap that means Cuba may be barred from taking part.

Brazil sees growth in regional arms sales

SAO PAULO, Feb. 21 (UPI) -- Brazil is moving toward implementing plans to develop its defense industry market regionally in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Brazil hopes for cheaper FX-2 fighter deal

BRASILIA, Brazil, Feb. 14 (UPI) -- Brazil hopes the current economic downturn will give it an edge over competing suppliers and help secure a cheaper deal for its purchase of up to 36 fighter jets.
Brazil eases Cuba into free market economy

Brazil eases Cuba into free market economy

RIO DE JANEIRO, Feb. 2 (UPI) -- Brazil is easing Cuba into the free market economy with a generous package of aid in cash and kind and joint projects.

South America drought hits corn yields

RIO DE JANEIRO, Jan. 31 (UPI) -- Drought in Central and South America is affecting corn yields, a boon for U.S. corn exporters but a cause of major worries for agriculture traders in Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay and Mexico.

Argentine government, importers on warpath

BUENOS AIRES, Jan. 25 (UPI) -- Argentina's government and importers are on the warpath after President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner slapped new taxes on the traders and refused to budge in the face of furious demands for change.
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Brazil's national flag flies over Tiananmen Square's north rostrum as Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff visits Beijing on April 12, 2011. Rousseff is on a five-day state visit to China, during which she will push for a series of trade and investment deals. UPI/Stephen Shaver
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