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Soccer and Diplomacy at the G-8

By Juliana Tafur, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO – During a meeting at the sidelines of the G-8 summit in L’Aquila, Italy, Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva and U.S. President Barack Obama discussed climate change, politics and diplomacy. Brazil was invited to the three-day summit of the “great eight” as a member of the G-5, a group of fast developing countries, which also includes India and China.

“There are a number of issues of mutual national interest that the [U.S.] president believes the United States and Brazil can and should cooperate on . . .

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