Jaime Ardila, President, Mercosur Operations, General Motors do Brasil, & former CFO for GM Latin America, Africa and Middle East (LAAM) talked to Lou Ann Hammond at the 2008 North American International Auto show (NAIAS) in Detroit, MI.

Ardila talked about 1997 and 2007, the two years that car sales in Brazil were the highest. What happened between that time and in 2007 to bring sales back?

What is Mercosur? Who is involved? Do Argentina and Brazil work together? Does Argentina have ethanol?

How big is the Brazilian sales on a global basis?