Brazil's Lula flies in to seek alliance with Central America

Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva is flying in tomorrow to El Salvador to explore the possibilities of a trading alliance between Central America and the South American alliance, Mercosur.

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Spokesman Marcelo Baumbach said Lula is slated to address a Brazil-Central America business forum tomorrow. Later he will attend the summit of the Central American Integration System, where he will meet with the region's presidents.

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