Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, left, poses for photos with Brazil's President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva during a meeting at the Planalto palace in Brasilia, Brazil, Friday, Dec. 31, 2010. Abbas is on a three-day official visit to Brazil. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres).
Brazil's President-elect Dilma Rousseff greets Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas as she enters Congress to be sworn in as successor to Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, in Brasilia January 1, 2011. Rousseff is the first woman to become Brazil's president, taking the reins of an emerging giant with a booming economy, vast new oil reserves and growing international diplomatic clout. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino
A boy photographs Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, left, during a ceremony to set the corner stone of the future Palestinian Embassy in Brasilia, Brazil, Friday, Dec. 31, 2010. Abbas is on a three-day official visit to Brazil. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)
In this handout provided by the Palestinian Press Office, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas attends the ceremony for the laying of the foundation stone for the building of the Palestinian Embassy on December 31, 2010 in Brasilia, Brazil. This act is seen as symbolic of a general movement in South America to recognise the Palestinian state. It has however received sharp criticism from the United States lawmakers and Israel. Doves were released during the ceremony to represent peace. (Photo by Thaer Ganaim/PPO via Getty Images)