The U.S. president, Barack Obama said during his trip to Brazil, during the closure of the CEO Forum at the Brazilian Foreign Ministry — which brought together representatives of some major companies from both the United Stats and Brazil — that United States have an interest in investing in infrastructure in Brazil mainly because of World Cup 2014 and the Olympic Games in 2016.
He noted in his remarks on the choice of Brazil to host the 2016 Games. “Lula had me in this race,” he said. The United States was also running for the right to host the Olympics.
In his brief remarks, Obama also highlighted Brazil’s energy capacity. “Brazil is ahead on the world stage [in the energy field] and that will continue. Let’s see how we partner in this area and in trade, in general,” he said.