Former U.S President Bill Clinton payed a visit to Brazil’s summit meeting in Rio, where Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff was giving a speech. Rousseff stated that Brazil is the “land of opportunity” as she went on to describe the direct investments coming into the country. Up until 2012 Brazil has had an increase in its economy, however, more recently the economic boom has slowed down or even stopped. That is why critiques are bringing up recent events and issues in Brazil, which are in contrast to Rousseff’s statements. Brazil has made great strides in its economy, but it still has a ways to go.