The fund seeks to soften effects of the financial collapse, but many Asian leaders – citing bad advice from the '97 crisis – are wary of conditions attached to assistance.
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Last month, a team of four ethanol experts from Brazil visited the East African country as part of a program to share advice.
As its peers in the region see their oil production slipping Brazil's state-controlled oil company Petrobras is entering a new era as the region's silent giant.
The G-20 nations, representing most of the world's economy and population, are convening with the knowledge that they will sink or swim together.
The G-20 summit this weekend will grapple with a global crisis.
While President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva – a former union firebrand – effortlessly bands together with Latin America's left, he just as easily peels away.
The country's Bolsa Familia program – which pays poor mothers to keep their children in school and follow healthcare rules – is reducing poverty.