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If you say the word “migrant worker” in Washington these days, it usually evokes images of Mexican farm labourers. But last week in Boston, at a meeting of financial leaders, the concept reared its head in a surprisingly different way: it was linked to the eurozone.The context was a lunchtime debate about the future of global finance, at which Paulo de Sousa Oliviera, the head of Brasil Investimentos and Negócios, gave a speech selling Brazil as a financial hub. With passion, Oliviera explained why it was important for financial centres such as Boston, London and São Paulo to co-operate, and cited endless statistics showing how vibrant the Brazilian economy is these days, relative to the west.
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