Skip to comments.Brazil's raw materials and the Chinese bikini problem
Posted on 01/13/2011 6:45:54 AM PST by TigerLikesRooster
Brazil's raw materials and the Chinese bikini problem
By Justin Rowlatt
BBC, Rio de Janeiro
China's presence in Brazil is due to become widespread
China is one of Brazil's most important trading partners but the relationship poses dangers as well as offering huge money-making opportunities.
"Do you want to see Jesus?" the helicopter pilot asked us. It would be an unusual offer from anyone, but from a pilot it would normally be a cause for serious concern. Not today, though.
We were in the private helicopter of Eike Batista, Brazil's richest man.
We had just flown past Sugarloaf mountain and over Copacabana beach, so the statue of Christ the Redeemer that overlooks the city was the obvious next stop on what was becoming the ultimate sightseeing tour of Rio de Janeiro.
Eike, as the minerals magnate is known in Brazil, could easily afford to give us this joyride. Forbes magazine ranks him the eighth richest man in the world, with a fortune of $27bn (£17bn).
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Actually the Gibson sisters are from Florida.
Thanks for the ping.
That list of mutts is just about the entire pack.
Those could be made anywhere.