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Brazil: Bush Visit Boosts Business

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The visit to Latin America by President George W. Bush should help boost two-way business and trade with Brazil.

BY CHRONICLE STAFF

Sergio Raposo, executive director of the American Chamber of Commerce in Rio de Janeiro is pleased with the visit to Brazil last week of President George W. Bush. "Mr. Bushs visit was very fortunate," he says.  "We think this is a very favorable sign and we definitely hope that this will [be followed by concrete] actions."

Other business leaders voiced similar opinions about the trip and Bushs meetings with his host, Brazilian president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva. "The meeting exceeded expectations," Alexandre Silva, president of GE Brazil and the American Chamber of Commerce in Brazil (Sao Paulo), said in a statement.  Meanwhile, Mark Pitt, general manager of Sherwin-Williams in Brazil, sees the meeting between the two presidents as a good start for further improvement in trade relations.

Raposo is especially pleased by the announcement that the United States and...

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