Brazil’s Rousseff inaugurates nuclear sub shipyard

For those thinking Rousseff is a friend of the United States, think again. She was Communist raised and groomed for future leadership.

For additional information, here is a link thoroughly shining some light on her background:

Dilma Rousseff (Key Wiki)

 

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff inaugurated Friday a naval shipyard that will oversee construction of a nuclear-powered submarine and four others to patrol Brazil’s long coastline and deepwater oil reserves.

The project in southeastern Rio state, with the first vessel set for 2017 delivery, emerged from a $10 billion partnership with France dating from a 2008 agreement signed by then leaders Luiz Lula da Silva and Nicolas Sarkozy.

She noted Brazil was progressing toward becoming part of a “select group” of countries along with Britain, China, France, Russia and the United States, whose navies have nuclear-propelled submarines at their disposal. Continue reading

Brazil builds Russian defence ties with missile plan

BRASILIA (Reuters) – Brazil is pushing ahead with a planned $1 billion purchase of anti-aircraft missile batteries from Russia in a deal that will cement a strategic defence partnership between the two BRICS nations, the Brazilian Defence Ministry said on Wednesday.

Brazilian officials said they expect to sign a contract by the middle of 2014 for short- to medium-range surface-to-air Pantsir S1 missile batteries and Igla-S shoulder-held missiles. Continue reading