Search

 

Cablegate: Media Reaction - Fx-2 Bid; Draft Bill Waxman-Markey

VZCZCXYZ0023
OO RUEHWEB

DE RUEHSO #0537 2541652
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
O 111652Z SEP 09
FM AMCONSUL SAO PAULO
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC IMMEDIATE 9582
INFO RHEHNSC/NATIONAL SECURITY COUNCIL WASHDC IMMEDIATE
RUEHBR/AMEMBASSY BRASILIA PRIORITY 0719
RUEHRI/AMCONSUL RIO DE JANEIRO PRIORITY 9249

UNCLAS SAO PAULO 000537

SIPDIS

STATE INR/R/MR; IIP/R/MR; WHA/PD

DEPT PASS USTR

USDOC 4322/MAC/OLAC/JAFEE
E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: KMDR OPRC OIIP XM XR XF BR
SUBJECT: MEDIA REACTION - FX-2 BID; DRAFT BILL WAXMAN-MARKEY

"Theatrical Blow?"

Editorial in center-right O Estado de S. Paulo (9-11) says: "....The
more we know the circumstances that led to President Lula's
announcement to purchase the 36 fighter planes from France, the less
his decision making process can be taken seriously....The first
consequence of this type of move...is a loss of
confidence.....[Lula's international advisor Marco Aurelio Garcia]
will soon find out that there is no such a thing as unrestricted
technology transfer...."

"New risk to exports"

Op-ed in liberal Folha de S. Paulo (9-11) by Brazilian Minister of
Industry and Trade Miguel Jorge states: "The Waxman-Markey draft
bill (American Clean Energy and Security Act) may have a big impact
on Brazilian exports and therefore should get special attention from
the Brazilian government and from the private sector....it brings
two worrisome measures for our foreign trade: a program to grant
subsidies to U.S. industries....and a program that imposes the
requirement of purchasing licenses......Brazil is facing an
estimated threat....of one third of ours exports to the U.S.....The
Waxman-Markey draft bill may represent a significant change in the
world's industrial production paradigm....but this praise-worthy aim
cannot happen at the expense of developing countries' foreign trade
and in disregard of multilateral trade rules."
WHITE

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
World Headlines

 

UN: Decades Of Health Gains At Risk In Brazil Due To COVID-19

Although COVID-19 cases are declining in Brazil, the pandemic is putting decades of public health gains there at risk, the head of the World Health Organization ( WHO ) said on Friday. With global attention and support focused this week ... More>>

UN Report: Myanmar Approaching Point Of Economic Collapse

The turmoil following the military coup in Myanmar, coupled with the impact of COVID-19 could result in up to 25 million people – nearly half of the country’s population, living in poverty by early next year, a United Nations report said on Friday. That ... More>>

World Vision: India’s Second Wave Shows The Global Fight Against COVID-19 Is Far From Won

As India’s COVID-19 daily infection rates reach devastating levels, international aid agency World Vision has warned that the world is nowhere near defeating this virus and some nations are yet to face their worst days. Andrew Morley, World Vision ... More>>

Focus On: UN SDGs

Study: Cut Methane Emissions To Avert Global Temperature Rise

6 May 2021 Methane emissions caused by human activity can be reduced by up to 45 per cent this decade, thus helping to keep global temperature rise to 1.5 degrees Celsius in line with the Paris Agreement on climate change, according to a UN-backed ... More>>

UN: Learning From COVID-19, Forum To Highlight Critical Role Of Science, Technology And Innovation In Global Challenges

New York, 4 May —To build on the bold innovations in science, technology and innovations that produced life-saving solutions during the COVID-19 pandemic, the UN will bring together experts to highlight measures that can broaden the development and deployment ... More>>

What COVID-19 Has Taught Us: “Healthcare Can No Longer Exist Without Technology”

A grandmother in a village in the Gambia should have the same quality of life and access to healthcare they deserve as in New York or London. Photo: InnovaRx Global Health Start-up Works To Bridge Healthcare Gap In The Gambia By: Pavithra Rao As ... More>>