New England News
8:27 am
Mon April 9, 2012

MA Governor Preps for Visit by President of Brazil

Governor Deval Patrick is planning to welcome the president of Brazil to the Massachusetts Statehouse.  WAMC's Tristan O'Neill reports...

President Dilma Rousseff is scheduled to arrive at the Statehouse on Tuesday.

Patrick said members of the public who want to greet Rousseff are encouraged to arrive at the Statehouse steps at about 11 a.m.

Patrick said the visit is a result of his nine-day trade mission to South America in December that included tours of Chile and Brazil.

In Brazil, Patrick announced an agreement intended to forge closer links between agricultural researchers at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst and their Brazilian counterparts.

He also joined officials from Massachusetts-based EMC Corporation for the groundbreaking of a new EMC research and development center at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro.

Tristan O'Neill, WAMC News.  

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