why don't you post here??
i wonder what is the extent of the connection between the parts of the company? did the bankruptcy in the US have any impact on the Brazilian part of the company?
one thing is sure, with the taxes against businesses coming down the pipe, more companies will invest more money in foreign operations. all other considerations aside, it makes better business sense to go where taxes and labor costs are less. since unions and government are now in the same tank, companies will be squeezed by both.
this article is interesting. if GM is owned, in part, by the government and the unions, investing in an operation in another country seems counterproductive?