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Loco


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 Hi, first I would like to say that Im not anti-american, I like many things about US, but Im tired of read americans saying how US government is good "giving" money to Brazil.

 Do you really know why US do that?

 Because if Brazil economy brokes many US companies will be in trouble.

 Brazil is one of the top markets for companies like GM, Avon, Coca Cola, Citybank, Mc Donalds, GE and many others.

There is five times more US companies investiments in Brazil than in China, what will happen with all this money if Brazil economy gets in a big trouble?

And some1 said in the "LETTERS SECTOR" that Brazil lives because of the americans and europenas turist money...that is one of the biggest craps that I have ever read.

We almost dont have turists here, 5 millions last year for a country with 170 millions. And many are from others Latin Countries

 There is no good side, US government give money not because they like the poor brazilians, they give because they like their companies. And brazilians government is not good too, they a bunch of idiots.

Sorry for my bad english.

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SEI LÁ

Total Posts: 16 | Joined Jan. 2003 | Posted on: 9:01 am on Jan. 22, 2003 | IP
Patinho



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Good post, but I think many of us know this already. It is rare to see individuals give something without expecting something in return. But one cannot possibly expect a government body to act as an actual person would.
So America is doing what we do best.... helping others as long as the interests provide a profit for us. Like a bank loan.
Government is a business, plain and simple..... out to make a profit.

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"Quem quer viver faz magica"
--Guimaraes Rosa

Total Posts: 67 | Joined Dec. 2002 | Posted on: 3:59 pm on Jan. 22, 2003 | IP
USCIT


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Your English is fine, Loco. You communicate, that is success.

You're also absolutely right about the U.S. not GIVING money to Brazil or Brazilians. The U.S. is not comprised of a citizenry of philanthropists. (People who just give money away) It IS comprised of a great many investors. People (and companies run by people) who invest money hoping to make a profit. So anyone telling you the U.S. is GIVING money away is either not well informed, or is not saying it properly.

There are some incidences where a group of U.S. people might just GIVE money to people in Brazil. Note the article on the front page written by Jennifer Grant about the Maanain Center. That is money sent as a gift. (And I'm sure there are more incidents like it - although again there is a price to pay, the recipients have to listen to the church babblesqueak. -- but, when you're hungry, that's a small price.)

As to the U.S. in general however, when money is invested in Brazil, that is just what it is. An Investment. Not a gift, not a present. A return is expected, and justly so. The U.S. does make an effort to protect the interests of its investors.

As to the tourists. If just 10 tourists come to Brazil tomorrow and each spends only $100.00 U.S., that is still $1000.00 that wasn't in Brazil the day before. Brazil may not live by that money, but for the ones who receive the $1000.00, it helps. And maybe they'll spend $5.00 of it on something you sell. Then you will have $5.00 more than you did the day before also.

But you are right, none of it is a GIFT.

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USCIT

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Loco


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 I know this, I only dont like when americans say that brazilians should be happy because US give us money.

 And I know that turism is good too, but its not a important sector of the brazilian economy, that is sad because It should be, we have so many atracttions.

Brazilians should learn about turism with the mexicans.

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SEI LÁ

Total Posts: 16 | Joined Jan. 2003 | Posted on: 5:17 pm on Jan. 22, 2003 | IP
 

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