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Sourcing in Brazil

Released on 2012-03-26 13:00 GMT

Email-ID 3211641
Date 2011-12-07 21:09:24
Hey Renato,

This is a follow up from our chat this afternoon. It sounds like you're
already met some interesting people with whom you can build relationships
and use a military sources. Remember if you do get chatty with them to
pass all that through insight (even if you don't agree with what they
say). Analysts and discard the information, but just having it also helps
gives us an idea of what people are thinking and how (regardless if it's

So for moving forward I figured we can do two things. First, make a list
of the people you know (or your family can introduce you to) that could be
potential sources or introduce us to sources. They can be good for
information on Brazil or really any part of the world. For example Jen
sent in some insight about the Vale ship sinking in Rio from China. There
are great Ven sources who are profs from Europe. So don't restrict your
imagination. Once you have this list, identify what city the person is
located and their areas of possible knowledge/network. Send this list to
me and Karen. I can help you develop strategies on how to approach them
and Karen can help prioritize the interest level. Below is a list of
interest areas I sent to Folha; it's a good thing for us to follow
internally for Brazil as well. This is a short term thing that you can
hopefully knock out this week or early next.

Also, on a specific level, I would encourage you to see if there is any
way you can get involved in the oil sector in Rio. I know it's easier
said than done but you are in the perfect place for that. Perhaps
Petropras has public talks, RJ state meetings on royalties for the public,
ANP seminars whatever. We can also pick a particular target or two and
try to craft a meeting. This is a medium range ambition - takes time to
ID places, find events and/or set up meetings.

Also, what are your holiday, summer vacation travel plans. If we can maybe
schedule a week of meetings in Rio (or even Brasilia) sometime after the
holidays, that would be great. First we need to see about you and me
being in the same place at the same time (I"ll bein Austin for Jan). Then
we need to see when people will be in Brazil. Then plan who we want to
meet. Should be fun. This last point is a longer term projects.

Hope you're as excited as I am !!!!!

- Brazil's biggest concerns regarding the economic downturn and preferred
policies to confront it
- Relationship between the government and the private sector
- Health of the manufacturing sector
- Relationship between Vale and China
- Inflows of Chinese investment/goods and their success/failure
- Any shifts in regulation that impact foreign investment
- Trade disputes with Argentina
- Updates on major projects being funded by BNDES; political objectives of

- Any labor issues with Petrobras workers
- New investment plans in pre-salt
- Updates on Petrobras' access to capital and plans to deal with economic
- Port modernization projects
- Transportation networks in the interior
- Airport expansion, modernization projects

- Military exercises along the border
- Treaties, cooperation and dialog with border countries to coordinate
anti-drug fight
- Shifts in military spending

- Jan cabinet reshuffle, important votes
- Shifts in Dilma's levels of political support
- Developments in major laws going through the legislature, especially
Allison Fedirka
South America Correspondent
US Cell: +1.512.496.3466 A| Brazil Cell: +55.11.9343.7752