Brazil

Interview Matias Spektor interviewed by Bernard Gwertzman

The 2012 U.S. presidential election is a low priority for Brazilians, says Matias Spektor. He says that Brazil does have a stake in the economic recovery of the United States, but many Brazilians think the policies in the United States being put forth won't work.

See more in United States; Brazil; Elections

Op-Ed

Free Trade, Safe Trade

Author: Jagdish N. Bhagwati
The Times of India

Jagdish Bhagwati shares anecdotes of the sometimes-painful outcomes that protectionist policies can produce.

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Interview

Making Room for Brazil's Growing Clout

David Rothkopf interviewed by Aimee Rawlins

The United States should seize the opportunity to transform its relationship with Brazil to reflect its role as a world power, says David Rothkopf, member of a CFR Independent Task Force whose new report urges a UN Security Council permanent seat for Brazil.

See more in Brazil; Economic Development

Interview

Toward New Ties with Brazil

Matias Spektor interviewed by Aimee Rawlins

President Obama's trip to Brazil provides an opportunity for the two countries to reestablish their relationship, setting the stage for future agreements on trade, infrastructure, and foreign policy, says expert Matias Spektor.

See more in Brazil; Politics and Strategy; United States

Audio

Media Conference Call: Obama’s Trip to South America

Speakers: Julia E. Sweig and Shannon K. O'Neil
Presider: Anya Schmemann

From March 19 to March 23, President Obama will make his first official visit to South America, stopping in Brazil, Chile, and El Salvador. Latin American experts Julia Sweig and Shannon O'Neil discuss the Obama administration's goals for this visit and opportunities to strengthen the U.S.-South America relationship.

See more in Chile; Diplomacy and Statecraft; Brazil