UNCLAS SAO PAULO 000012
STATE PASS USTR
E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: OIIP XM OPRC XR KMDR BR
SUBJECT: MEDIA REACTION: MIDDLE EAST
"The Hand offered to Hamas"
Editorial in center right O Estado de S. Paulo (1-8) says: "...In
President Lula's administration it is said that the diplomacy of
the irresponsible voluntarism rules....Alienated from the damage it
may impose on his country, [Brazil's Foreign Minister Celso Amorim]
says whatever comes to his mind ...in order to be heard by the
international community..... [Amorim's comments on Brazil possibly
opening a dialogue with Hamas] show [the GOB's] imprudence while
trying to seem important [on the international scene]."