22 August 2015
In a whirlwind journey to meet with her counterpart Dilma Rousseff in Brasilia, Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany cemented an important climate link between the largest economies in Europe and Latin America this week. Their national ties go back centuries to the first German immigration to Brazil about 200 years ago and the German companies who invested there beginning in the latter part of the 19th century. Thursday was their first recent bilateral meeting since Germany included Brazil among its high-level relationships in the emerging world, which only involved India and China previously.
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