World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth presents Hon. Raimundo Colombo
As Brazil endures an unprecedented economic slide and its president battles calls for impeachment, the World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth presents a program focusing on how one of the nation's 27 states manages to maintain a positive international reputation in the midst of crisis.
Raimundo Colombo, two-term governor of the Atlantic coast state of Santa Catarina, will address a Council program.
Santa Catarina is a small but economically vibrant state with agriculture, manufacturing, tourism and energy interests, including an unexplored area on its coast that may become a significant producer of oil and natural gas.
Brazil's national reputation as a soaring economy has suffered lately in the face of business downturns, political disagreements and a simmering scandal that has focused on the leaders of both its legislative houses. While President Dilma Rousseff, the former Marxist guerrilla now in her second term, has not been mentioned in scandal investigations, she is being criticized for her leadership and many people are calling for her impeachment.