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Secretarial Visit to Brazil, October 9-10, 2008

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Secretary Gutierrez flanked by Brazilian and American flags. Click for larger image.

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Commerce Secretary Promotes Openness and Economic Engagement at American Chamber of Commerce in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (Oct. 9)—Citing the importance of trade and staying open and engaged during challenging economic times, U.S. Commerce Secretary Carlos M. Gutierrez said Brazil has become a powerful symbol of globalization and growth. “With a population of 190 million people and a GDP of more than $1.3 trillion, Brazil is a key player in the world economy and a leader in the Western Hemisphere,” he said. He authored an opinion editorial published in São Paulo’s Gazeta Mercantil Nacional Oct. 10. (Remarks) (Opinion Editorial)