Brazil

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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
West x East x Covid-19 = ???
Americas, Brazil, U.S

West x East x Covid-19 = ???

" Oh, East is East, and West is West, and never the twain shall meet,Till Earth and Sky stand presently at God's great Judgment Seat;But there is neither East nor West, Border, nor Breed, nor Birth,When two strong men stand face to face, though they come from the ends of the earth! "("The Ballad of East and West", poema de Rudyard Kipling") This poem that Rudyard Kipling wrote in 1889, in India's struggle for independence from British Raj, seems to be more current than ever in these times of covid-19. This reflection came to mind when I watched a video conference between influential Brazilian political and academic figures - President Fernando Henrique Cardoso, Ambassador Sergio Amaral and Professors Sergio Fausto and José Pio Borges - with the American political scientist ...
Jair Messias Bolsonaro e o “agent provocateur”
Americas, Brazil

Jair Messias Bolsonaro e o “agent provocateur”

Jair Bolsonaro - Foto de Fabio Rodrigues Pozzebom/Agência Brasi “Agent provocateur” é o nome que a ciência política dá aquele agitador que infiltrado nas hostes do inimigo, causa prejuízos imensos. Não se sabe de onde ele vem, mas sabe-se que causará acidente mortal para um dos lados. Sim, o presidente já teve um acidente no interior de Minas onde o suspeito é um “agent provocateur”. Quando da Revolução de 64, o Exército, a Marinha e a Aeronáutica arcaram com o peso todo de suportar a contra revolução vinda de setores da esquerda, inclusive com suas posições armadas e que apelando com violência tentavam desestabilizar os governantes da época -os militares. Assim foi de 64 a 85. Por essa ocasião, Bolsonaro tomou corajosa e constante posição em defesa de seus colegas de farda...
Negócio(s) from China
Americas, Brazil, China

Negócio(s) from China

Reuters/David Becker A recente desistência da Boeing do contrato de parceria firmado com a Embraer em meio a uma das maiores crises do setor aeronáutico destes últimos tempos levantou dúvidas sobre o futuro da empresa brasileira. Esta crise coincide com o momento em que a pandemia da Covid19 assola o planeta e causa um enorme estrago no universo da aviação internacional: as companhias aéreas sofreram uma diminuição de mais de 90% do volume de passageiros e suas frotas foram reduzidas em 60%. Com uma grande capacidade ociosa, essas companhias e, por extensão, os fabricantes de aeronaves, assistem o mercado minguar e têm os seus projetos e compromissos cada vez mais ameaçados. Em meio a este clima de forte tensão, a Embraer foi notificada "monocraticamente" pela Boeing, in day 25 de a...
Brasil e China: encontros e desencontros
Americas, Brazil, China

Brasil e China: encontros e desencontros

Tenho escutado e lido muitas opiniões disparatadas sobre a China e sobre o nosso relacionamento bilateral. Muitas destas opiniões provêm de pré-conceitos e os consequentes preconceitos daqueles que não tendo convivido e acompanhado o que está ocorrendo na República Popular da China, e em toda a Ásia, percebem esta realidade de forma distorcida, com consequências graves para o nosso relacionamento com o nosso principal parceiro comercial e, mais que tudo, um parceiro estratégico, como confirmamos oficial e diplomaticamente em duas ocasiões: primeiramente em 1993, quando formamos uma “Parceria Estratégica”, is at 2012, quando a elevamos a “Parceria Global”. Para entendermos o que está ocorrendo vamos recorrer às lições que a História nos ensina. Contrariamente ao que pouco se sabe, a ...