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Brazil’s Rousseff Worried About Agricultural Subsidies

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff spoke on Sunday about agricultural subsidies during the G-20 summit currently being held in Antalya, Turkey. The Brazilian government is worried that developed nations may increase subsidies to their farmers, hindering exports from developing countries.

“Brazil is concerned that countries with greater fiscal power, especially developed nations, may react to the decline of international agricultural prices increasing domestic subsidies and those given exports. The G20 (conference) should take on a commitment to avoid the increase of subsidies,” said Ambassador Carlos Cozendey, general sub-secretary . . .

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