Exclusive: U.S. bets on Brazil, extends new invitation to Rousseff

March 24, 2015 6:07 PM

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Exclusive: U.S. bets on Brazil, extends new invitation to Rousseff

SAO PAULO (Reuters) - The Obama administration has again invited Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff for a state visit to Washington, a diplomatic breakthrough that both sides hope will lead over time to greater trade between the two biggest economies in the Americas.

Rousseff had originally been scheduled to make a state visit, which involves a black-tie dinner at the White House and is considered the strongest expression of friendly ties between allies, in October 2013.

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