President Alejandro lanusse of Argentina arrived in Rio de Janeiro on Sunday (March 12) for top-level talks with Brazilian President Emilio Medici.
President Alejandro lanusse of Argentina arrived in Rio de Janeiro on Sunday (March 12) for top-level talks with Brazilian President Emilio Medici. The two leaders met at Rio Airport on president Lanusse's arrival.
The visit came less than a week after Argentine was in the middle of an economic crisis caused by rapid inflation. During the crows a 48-hour general strike cripple industry, dockyards, transport and shipping, and President Lanusse accepted the resignation of four Cabinet members. All twelve members of the Cabinet had offered to leave.
SYNOPSIS: Top-level talks between Brazil and Argentina began after President Alejandro Lanusse arrived at Rio de Janeiro airport on Sunday. Among the official party waiting to greet him was Brazilian President Emilio Medici. The visit came as Brazil embarked on a foreign policy drive to demonstrate to it Latin American neighbours that it did not want to dominate the area. President Medici was expected to us his fellow-President's visit as an opportunity to re-iterate this desire to be a good neighbour.
For President Lanussse, the visit came less than a week after he was in the middle of a domestic crisis caused by rapid inflation of prices. A 48-hour general strike crippled industry, dockyards, transport and commerce, and his twelve cabinet ministers offered their resignations. President Lanusse accepted four of them, putting two political newcomers into the key ministerial posts of trade and industry. The other two resignations he accepted were those of the ministers for agriculture and defence.
The Argentina leader's Brazil trip follows similar visits to Ecuador, Peru, Columbia and Venezuela.