Merkel Wouldn’t Listen to Brazil’s Suggestions and This Bothered President Rousseff

Merkel meets Rousseff Dilma Rousseff, the president of Brazil is not happy with her colleague German chancellor Angela Merkel. Rousseff criticized her for refusing to receive suggestions as to how face the global crisis and on specific issues such as youth unemployment.

Angela Merkel “listens to nobody” when elaborating “a plan to overcome global economic and financial turbulences”, complained president Rousseff according to reports in the São Paulo media.

Ten days ago the two leaders met privately in the framework of the G20 summit in Cannes hosted by French president Nicholas Sarkozy.

During the summit President Rousseff proposed the creation of a world rescue program to help indigence similar to that implemented in Brazil, under the name of “Family Bag” and which basically supports 12 million Brazilian families since 2003.

On her return from France the president in an official speech said that Brazil could be taken as “an example” for such global challenges since the country continues committed to a “growth and wealth distribution” policy as an official strategy to impede that the effects of the crisis impact on Brazil that in 2011 is expected to grow 3.2% according to private estimates compared to the up 7% of last year.

Ms Rousseff said she openly disagrees with governments from the rich countries which are committed to adjustment plans that create further unemployment, particularly among the young population frustrating whole generations.

Both leaders are known for their strong character and no-nonsense attitude to issues, which have caused difficulties in their ministerial cabinets.

They also share being among the most powerful women in the world according to Forbes: Ms Rousseff is the only Brazilian woman in the list and figures in position 22, while the German leader ranks fourth worldwide.

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  • Amanda

    us observer = troll!

  • Alan

    Merkel and Rousseff
    Good for the Brazilian president! I’ve seen first hand what the conventional World Bank/IMF solutions do to the 99% in Third World countries. No matter what one’s political leanings,one has to admit that at a time of great international financial upheaval, Brazil has done three things that few other countries have done: -1- maintained democratic system in a country once famous for its dictatorship (take note, China), -2- increased both the sizeof the economy and the strength of the currency (take note, EU), and -3- shrunken their huge gap between the rich elite and poorest level of socie (take note, USA). Leaders like Merkel and Obama should realise that ot all important ideas come from Europe or North America.

  • Mack

    WHAT?
    Who do we think we are lecturing the world how to put their houses in order?

    Our arrogance is beyond belief.

    Good job Ms Merkel.Tell Dilma to come back home and put her own pigpen in order.

  • us observer

    brazil is a pathological liar and cheat
    hey Dilma Rousseff aren,t you a former marxist and convict ???….brazil is a pathetic excuse for a country if you can even call it a country ..brazil is putting out all this propaganda and lies to the world of its rising middle class….what middle class ?????…do you mean all those illegal brazilians in the united states sending their criminally gotten us dollars back to brazil to buy a cheap chinese air conditioner and chinese motor bike !!!.. when the usa finally gets rid of these illegal alien parasites out of the united states then what will you do? ..

  • mark s

    shut up dilma
    you are embarassing yourself and your country

  • Spiffy

    Should not get upset
    I don’t think it is a matter of not listening, after all, Angela Merkel’s thought processes as well as most of the European Union is focused, as it should be on the fastest way to get their (European) economies under control. The global aspects that Dilma is referring to are seen as a dilution of efforts and resources. When one comes away criticizing it is certain that the next meeting will result in even less attention. One can’t be too thin skinned in these matters.

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