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The ideologization of Brazilian foreign policy: why do we need to relate to everyone?
Americas, Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Ecuador, Peru

The ideologization of Brazilian foreign policy: why do we need to relate to everyone?

Photo: MARTIN BERNETTI/AFP/GETTY IMAGES / BBC News Brazil President Jair Bolsonaro said he will not attend the inauguration of the president-elect in Chile., Gabriel Boric. The inauguration ceremony is scheduled for the day 11/03 and would easily allow Bolsonaro to go, honoring the Chilean government. The reason for this refusal lies in Boric's political position, which is left. It is not the first time that Bolsonaro has refused to go to a presidential inauguration in a Latin American country.. In 2019 Bolsonaro did not attend the inauguration of Argentine Alberto Fernández (note that our 17 In previous years, Brazilian presidents attended the inauguration, given the importance of the country for Brazilian international relations). In 2020 Bolsonaro also did not attend the inauguration of Bolivian Luis Arce, not even sending a rep...
Non-external intervention in elections and Brazil
Americas, Brazil, Chile

Non-external intervention in elections and Brazil

President-elect of Chile, Gabriel boric Not last sunday (19/12/2021) the new Chilean president was elected. After a fierce dispute between a leftist and a rightist, the victor was Gabriel Boric, Left deputy and former student leader. The elections were marred by problems such as the difficulty of public transport for people to vote, leading city halls to make official cars available so that people could vote. Side-by-side accusations of responsibility and impact on the election result were fired. However, the result was accepted by all. This case is just one more example of the differences between democratic processes found around the world.. Not only are the game rules valid in each country, also ...
Belarus crisis and the price of food in Brazil
Americas, Belarus, Brazil, Europe

Belarus crisis and the price of food in Brazil

Belarus, also known as Belarus, is one of the world's leading exporters of Potassium Chloride, used in the manufacture of fertilizers, however, the political crisis in the country is making it difficult to export this product, affecting, thus, food prices in Brazil. The eastern European country represents 20% of the world production of potassium, being, the first supplier of this item to Brazil. Belarus is considered the last dictatorship in Europe, having as president Alexander Lukashenko, elected in 1994. In May 2021, an opposing journalist was arrested, after the government ordered the plane the journalist was on to land in Minsk, in the country's capital. Thereby, countries like UK, Canada, USA and among others, decided to sanction the econo....
COP26, we need to go beyond global warming
Americas, Asia, China, U.S

COP26, we need to go beyond global warming

Source Wikipedia, november of 2021 The world has its eyes on the United Nations Climate Change Conference, also known as COP26. taking place in glasgow, in scotland, it is an attempt to move more forcefully in the commitment to environmental preservation. This objective is particularly important if we consider that the last COP failed to build more ambitious goals. The main objective of COP26 is the presentation of proposals and the determination of commitments on the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions, leading to global warming. In the long term what is intended is not to exceed 1.5° heating until 2100, as proposed in the Paris Agreement. When we focus the analysis on the impact of human activity on ...
China and the United States: the "Cold War" of the 21st century ?
Americas, Asia, China, U.S

China and the United States: the "Cold War" of the 21st century ?

Former Prime Minister of Australia, Kevin Rudd, recently "sang the stone", according to analyst David E. Sanger, do “New York Times” : “A Cold War between Beijing and Washington is just not possible, but likely..." This statement further sharpened the suspicions of Western analysts. According to him, it's true “that China is emerging as a far greater strategic adversary than the Soviet Union ever was - a technological threat, a military threat and an economic rival". to Sanger, “while Beijing is expanding its space program, launching three more astronauts to their space station and accelerating their tests of hypersonic missiles designed to defeat American missile defenses, the US announced that it will provide submarine technology n...
Military exercises in the Sea of ​​Japan, two pesos, two measures
Americas, Asia, China, U.S, Europe, Japan, Russia

Military exercises in the Sea of ​​Japan, two pesos, two measures

Military Forms of China and Russia During the Opening Ceremony of the Sea of ​​Japan Military Exercises. Photo: Xinhua No dia 14 of October (2021), China and Russia conducted naval exercises in the Sea of ​​Japan. The action is part of joint exercises that extended over the following days. Despite the fact that the exercise took place in international waters and is something recurrent since 2012, you can see various criticisms from politicians and the press. From the Japanese-American side, what is seen is a criticism of the threat that such exercises create, since it is understood as a military and diplomatic pressure on Japan, especially considering the dispute for control of the Senkaku Islands. (japanese name) or Diaoyu (chinese name). The islands have been controlled by Japan since World War II ...
The new US military alliance, UK and Australia
Americas, Asia, Australia, China, U.S, Europe, Oceania, UK

The new US military alliance, UK and Australia

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, US President Joe Biden and Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison (Photo montage) In day 15 of September, a statement made by President Joe Biden, with the virtual participation of British prime ministers, Boris Johnson, and Australian, Scott Morrison, caused protests from China and indignation in France: US and UK agreed to transfer to Australia the technology needed for the local production of nuclear-powered submarines. Chinese protests are understandable. After all, although the name of China was not mentioned at any time, it is obvious that Australia's possession of nuclear submarines is intended to contain the emerging Asian power, holder of the largest navy in the world in quantity of half....
The BRICS Contingent Reserve Agreement as an alternative to Brazil
Americas, Argentina, Brazil, BRICS, International Organizations

The BRICS Contingent Reserve Agreement as an alternative to Brazil

Contribution of each state to the BRICS Contingent Reserve Agreement. In times of global economic crisis it is important for countries to have quick access to international currencies in order to maintain their ability to pay internationally. To a large extent it is this availability of reserves that the International Monetary Fund (IMF) makes available. The problem, in this case, is that the IMF only releases resources through the commitment and implementation of a series of fiscal austerity policies. The IMF's objective is to ensure that the borrowing country is able to repay the resource., but this usually leads to a deepening of the internal economic crisis. (in what economists call pro-cyclical actions). In 2014, in a movement to create alternatives ...
Brazilian insertion in international trade blocks
Americas, Brazil, BRICS, International Organizations

Brazilian insertion in international trade blocks

Main trading partners for each state in Brazil The global integration of production processes is a reality that has already been confirmed, but still not well used by Brazil. To have a current example of the relevance of the integration of countries into productive blocks, just look at the case of England. with your exit (which is not even complete) of the European Union what you see is the chaos of production and product supply. lack workers, raw material and products to be consumed in the country, who believed to have a self-sufficient economy. As much as we don't realize, each product we consume depends on actions carried out in the most diverse places in the world. The integration of this production process is called the Global Value Chain, having several productive steps until the final product: e...
Twenty years from the September 11 attacks 2001 to the United States of America
Americas, U.S

Twenty years from the September 11 attacks 2001 to the United States of America

For those over thirty, 11 September 2001 it's an unforgettable day. Few are the events unrelated to our personal lives that are etched in our memory in such a way that we remember exactly what we were doing when we received the news. In my case there are people, only two such events: the death of Ayrton Senna and the attacks that celebrate today's twenty years. The impact was huge due to the 2.977 dead, of 77 different nationalities (inclusive 5 Brazilians) and about 6 thousand injured, of gigantic financial losses, of surprise, of originality, it's because, even intuitively, people knew that from that moment on, the world would be different. After all, the United States of America was, at the time, the only superpower on the planet. Alive...