Margarita Island

This is a topic sensitive and very recent Summit of leaders held in Margarita Island, Venezuela, became clear that there is still much fabric that cut around this because the three issues or points of discussion proposed by Venezuela at the Summit were of one or the other is banned or rejected by Brazil impossible, if not their inclusion in the agenda at least preventing an agreementalways in the elegant Brazilian diplomatic style, and one of the topics was precisely, ethanol (with my thing no te metas) don’t have to be more than half a brain to understand that talks or chats initiated or continued during this Summit with other leaders of the southern block are the main reason for the tour in which Lula is now embarked, has already met with Bachelet in Chile and Kirchner in Argentina to which agreements will come the founders. These are just a couple of samples of the policy of Lula doors outside, inwards has the same consistency and vision for the future, recently (and this is not the first time) had to put in hard with a pharmaceutical (Merck) plan on the theme of a drug that is the backbone of the treatment for AIDS patients. Brazil has since a few years ago, one of the best and most praised programs (in terms of State policy) of prevention and care for patients with AIDS, a program that includes from the free distribution of condoms to the implementation, by the State, of necessary treatment of infected patients. As part of this State policy is, obviously, the negotiation with the laboratories that produce medicines to obtain prices and conditions that allow not only the continuity of the program if not also its enlargement. Since November it has been negotiating with Merck and not is has come to an agreement, the refusal of the lab as soon as level the price of the medicinal product with the price that gives to other countries and given its counteroffer that only understated price by 2% Brazil has threatened to break the patent and acquire the generic the who, this already has worked him to Brazil in the past with other laboratory, that before such threatening low a little guard and agreed to renegotiate finally achieving an agreement but at the moment, in this case, Merck has no set position before this statement, I imagine that they will be taking accounts. Ultimately and finally, I wanted to highlight is the apparent awakening of Lula in this second presidential term and I confess that maybe in the past not been insufficient attention paid to news concerning him or his actions but honestly I feel that for a time this mobility, energy and determination with which carries out its work have multiplied, and if it achieves in its Government action mitigate, if that does not resolve, the tremendous differences and social, that are the main anchor that hinders the definitive takeoff of his nation, Brazil at the turn of a few years can become a center of power at all levels, not inconsiderable and conflicts far superior to which holds currently already summarized in the common place of giant of the South.

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