US and Brazil Ink Deal on Joint Aid

The U.S. and Brazil will strengthen their bilateral cooperation by choosing countries to jointly support, especially when it comes to women empowerment. Brazil Foreign Minister Celson Amorin and U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who is on a six-nation tour of Latin America, signed a memorandum of understanding that aims to strengthen women’s role in society. The agreement pushes for increased cooperation in various areas, including eliminating women violence, fighting women and children trafficking and promoting equal rights in the work place.

Clinton and Amorin signed another MOU that will guide the two countries joint selection of a third country to provide with economic and social program support. The U.S. Agency for International Development and the Brazilian Cooperation Agency were chosen to implement and lead this initiative.

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    As former senior staff writer, Ivy Mungcal contributed to several Devex publications. Her focus is on breaking news, and in particular on global aid reform and trends in the United States, Europe, the Caribbean, and the Americas. Before joining Devex in 2009, Ivy produced specialized content for U.S. and U.K.-based business websites.