By Marcela Canavarro, Contributing Reporter
RIO DE JANEIRO - The emerging economies of BRIC - Brazil, Russia, India and China - have met at an official summit in an attempt to increase their influence in a world in transition. A key topic was the urgency to find an alternative to the US Dollar as international currency.
The BRICs produce 15% of the world's gross domestic product (GDP) and have more than 40% of the global population. They continued a pattern of economic growth in 2008 and now hold 40% of international currency and gold reserves.
The meeting, held in Russia last week . . .