Dilma Rousseff is in the US this week on a state visit originally scheduled for 2013, which she cancelled after Edward Snowden revealed the NSA had been spying on Brazilians’ communications, including her own. Brazil’s economy—and its president’s approval ratings—are in shambles, so she really needs this trip to go well.
Folha de São Paulo reported that Dilma (as she is widely known) would bring no less than 90 people along with her (link in Portuguese), including at least ten members of her cabinet—and perhaps most importantly, her minister of finance, Joaquim Levy. Slightly awkward: The entourage is too big to fit in the four townhouses that make up Blair House, the White House’s accommodation for guests on state visits.
Here’s what’s on the docket for Dilma and company:
Courting business in New York
“We need to reduce the risks of doing business in Brazil,” Dilma told the Wall Street Journal on Monday…
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