Rousseff Speaks to Protectionism at UN

By Andrew Willis, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff used her speech Tuesday (September 25th) at the opening session of this year’s UN General Assembly to rebuff accusations of Brazilian protectionist economic policy. She added that budget cuts and expansionary monetary policies in the U.S. and Europe were hurting emerging nations across the globe.

The first head of state to take to the podium at the meeting in New York, Rousseff said that all trade measures taken by the current Brazilian government were in accordance with rules laid down the World Trade Organization.

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