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From Pompeo to the UN, the difficult support of the idea of ​​non-interference
Americas, Brazil, U.S, International Organizations

From Pompeo to the UN, the difficult support of the idea of ​​non-interference

Photo William Volcov / Brazil Photo Press / Folhapress The wear and tear of the visit of the United States Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, to Roraima only increases. In the article Brazil enters the US electoral game we saw the electoral reasons for the visit, now we see an impact on Brazilian politics. It is interesting to observe a timid positioning of both the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the presidency of Brazil while there is a cry from prominent parliamentarians. The President of the Chamber of Deputies, Rodrigo Maia declared that the visit "it is not in line with good international diplomatic practice and defies the traditions of autonomy and pride in our foreign and defense policies". In the Federal Senate it was no different, to the point that the Foreign Affairs Committee approved ...
Brazil enters the US election game
Americas, Brazil, U.S

Brazil enters the US election game

Photo: Jason Leysner / AFP Em 18/9/2020 the United States Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, made a quick visit to Brazil. Given the importance of the position, an important agenda was expected between the governments of the United States and Brazil. But the reality was quite different: the Brazilian government opened the doors of the territory so that the Secretary could campaign politically for the re-election of the current President Donald Trump. The visit took place in Brasilia, where all protocols required for a United States Secretary could be properly implemented (equivalent to a minister, No brazil). It also did not serve to exchange intentions or even sign cooperation agreements. It was an unusual visit to Roraima. Why? To better understand the ...
Coronavírus e as posições de Trump e Biden
Americas, U.S

Coronavírus e as posições de Trump e Biden

Presidente Donald Trump e candidato democrata Joe Biden (The Associated Press) Classificado como epicentro da pandemia desde abril, os Estados Unidos enfrentam dificuldades em controlar a disseminação do vírus no país. Com cerca de 6 milhões de casos (Universidade Johns Hopkins, set. de 2020), o governo de Trump sofre diversas críticas por parte da população visto a sua dificuldade em amenizar os efeitos da crise de saúde global. Like this, tanto a resposta do presidente ao coronavírus, quanto às propostas de seu oponente são fatores significativos na decisão de voto da sociedade norte americana nas eleições de novembro. Dessa forma, esse artigo discorrerá sobre as ações do governo Trump para com a pandemia, analisando os dados e avaliando o efeito nos eleitores. E também como o t...
Brazil loses space to China in South America
Americas, Argentina, Asia, Brazil, China

Brazil loses space to China in South America

Presidents Jair Bolsonaro (Brazil) e Xi JinPing (China) Brazil is a country with a disproportionate size in relation to its neighbors, especially in economic terms. The result of this is that the country ends up playing "of course" a gravitational force, making the other South American countries end up having their economies very dependent on the Brazilian economy. This condition was no different even when considering the other major economy in the region: Argentina. Historically the argetinos had in Brazil the biggest destination of its exports. In September and October 2019 China occupied that primacy, being the main destination for Argentine exports. It was a small difference and lasted only those two months, what seemed to be something transitory. More to rea ...
Elections in the United States 2020: the health system from the perspective of presidential candidates
Americas, U.S, Global Themes

Elections in the United States 2020: the health system from the perspective of presidential candidates

The election for President of the United States will take place in 2020, em um ano de grande instabilidade global, causadas principalmente pela pandemia do COVID-19 e os desdobramentos na economia. Segundo dados da Universidade John Hopkins (2020),  os Estados Unidos já somam mais de 160.000 mortes e mais 5.4 milhões infectados pelo novo coronavirus. O país representa 24% dos casos de Covid-19 no mundo e 22% das mortes pela doença. Estudos indicam que, com o aumento do desemprego, entre fevereiro e março de 2020, 5.4 milhões de pessoas perderam seus seguros saúde, representando um crescimento de 39% de pessoas sem planos de saúde (GANGOPADHYAYA; GARRETT, 2020). Os dados expõem o profundo impacto da pandemia para o acesso ao sistema de saúde, sendo uma das principais preoc...
The increasingly strained relations between the USA and China
Americas, Asia, China, U.S

The increasingly strained relations between the USA and China

China announced, on the last day 24 July, the order for the United States to close the country's consulate in Chengdu, important city with about 4,6 millons of citizens. It was retaliation for closing, by the USA, of the Chinese consulate in Houston. On the eve, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, visiting Yorba Linda, California, he had spoken[1] using harsh rhetoric against the Chinese communist party or the rulers of that country. Ironically, the location of the speech was Richard Nixon's hometown, the American president responsible for the rapprochement of the USA with China in the decade of 1970. Like this, the two countries step up another step in escalating tensions that have characterized relations between Washington and Beijing, especialmente nos últimos dois...
Aligning is not submitting – the strange Brazil / United States case
Americas, Brazil, BRICS, U.S

Aligning is not submitting – the strange Brazil / United States case

President Donald J. Trump welcomes President Jair Bolsonaro of the Federative Republic of Brazil to the White House Tuesday, March 19, 2019 (Official White House Photo by Tia Dufour) On different occasions, we can see how Brazilian government leaders affirm the alignment they seek with the United States. From President Bolsonaro and his children to Chancellor Ernesto Araújo, you can see statements of how we are aligned and how it will benefit the country. It is interesting to note that they cannot explain what benefits we will have, reducing much of the discourse to a superficial ideological view, which they say is the way to avoid the left. Much of this positioning is the result of a more limited view of the international system, perceiving states within a duality ...
Latin America and BRICS: where Brazil should look
Americas, Brazil, BRICS, China, U.S

Latin America and BRICS: where Brazil should look

The current Brazilian foreign policy has occurred erratically. Although it is argued that it seeks new alignments, the truth is that there is no clear line, based on the pursuit of the country's interests. But not everything is the fault of the current direction that is imprinted on foreign policy, the world has changed and posed new challenges. The structuring polarity of the Cold War has long since ended. Since then, the world has been going through important movements to reorganize the forces, forcing states to seek political positions that offer them more returns. We last 10 years, in particular, this search for a reorganization of the international system was even more confusing. Today the so-called multilateral system is showing ever greater limits, at the same time that we see some powers i ...
The problem of Brazilian foreign policy is not ideology, but the absence of a project
Americas, Brazil

The problem of Brazilian foreign policy is not ideology, but the absence of a project

President, Jair Bolsonaro during press conference with the Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Ernesto Araújo. Photo: Marcos Corrêa / PR. Brazilian foreign policy has always been a source of pride for the country, mainly due to the internationally recognized capacity of its diplomats. Brazilian diplomats have managed to play a calming role in countless moments. Be it for creativity in finding new balance between dissonant movements, either by the weighted position defended. This profile of diplomats is not something of this or that government, it's not something on the left or the right, of a developmental or liberal worldview. It is the result of several factors, as a ministry that has shown itself capable of forming skilled c ...
Cloister Memorial
Asia, U.S, Europe, France, Laos

Cloister Memorial

With regard to a matter from the "Fantastic" about the bombs in Laos COPE - Laos. Photo by Fausto Godoy - Personal archive. Today's “Fantastic” program featured a poignant story on the issue of mines that have not yet been deactivated in Laos and that cause enormous physical damage to the population. To recap the question: US bombing in Laos (1964-1973) was part of an attempt by the “Central Intelligence Agency” /C.I.A. to eradicate or group "Pathet Lao", allied to North Vietnam and the Soviet Union during the Vietnam War (1955-1975). In the context of the Cold War, o Laos, officially neutral, became one of the main battlefields between the United States and China / Soviet Union. Photo by Fausto Godoy - Personal archive. Americans' efforts to save ...