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Lula's recent trip is a formal expression of the growth of the political and economic influence of Brazil in the region, which traditionally is the back yard of Mexico.
Tuesday, June 9, 2009
The progress and the establishment of Brazil as a South American economic and political leader was already clear when it was incorporated, as a regional observer, into the System of Central American Integration (SICA) in 2008. Since that time, it began to enhance its relationship with this region, which it has visited three times in the last thirteen months.
A commission from EMBRAPA arrived on Sunday in Honduras to fine tune details for the installation of a regional office for Central America and the Caribbean.
This move seeks to intensify the relationship between Brazil and Central America, especially regarding trade and commerce.
During the visit by the president of Brazil, Luis Ignacio Lula da Silva, Brazilian businessmen indicated that they are interested in exploring for oil and gas in Guatemala.
During the visit by the Salvadoran President, the government of Brazil offered technical cooperation for ethanol production.
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