editorial | BRAZIL-MASS. TRADE
Seizing an opportunity
Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff’s visit to Massachusetts this week was an important step toward strengthening the bonds between the state and the South American powerhouse. It was her only stop in the United States, other than a visit to Washington to see President Obama. Massachusetts and Brazil share a blood bond, through the state’s large Brazilian community. But Rousseff’s visit, which followed Governor Deval Patrick’s trade mission to Brazil in December, was more about dollar signs, and making them bigger.