Pomp of state dinners fading even before Brazil canceled

in 2013, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Erik Goldstein, McClatchy Newspapers, Newsmakers
October 7th, 2013

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Erik Goldstein, College of Arts & Sciences

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff’s decision to snub President Barack Obama over a state visit to the United States is the latest blow to a ceremonial event that’s becoming increasingly rare…

Expert quote:

“State visits take time, they absorb a lot of energy, therefore presidents don’t do many of them.”

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