Brazil: Deal with the Russians

For all its talk about trading with both East and West, Brazil has not found much to swap with the East. Last year's imports and exports amounted to $95.6 million, or about 3.6% of Brazil's foreign trade, while $950 million, or 36%, was with the U.S. Yet Brazilians still feel that the Soviet bloc offers a "high-potentiality market," and after nearly four months of palaver, they have signed a treaty to sell an awful lot of coffee and other products to Russia.

The new five-year pact is supposed to increase trade to $160 million this year, to $225 million by...

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