After emerging from the 2008 financial crisis relatively unscathed, Brazil's inevitable entrance into the club of major global powers is increasingly accepted. CFR's Stewart M. Patrick and Carlos Simonsen Leal of the Brazilian Getulio Vargas Foundation discuss Brazil's perspective on global finance and international security.
Julia E. Sweig measures the balance between market and state in a review of David Rothkopf's latest book, Power, Inc.: The Epic Rivalry between Big Business and Government and the Reckoning that Lies Ahead.
During the Brazilian president's visit to the Unied Sates, Brazil and America should find a common ground to confront China over financial and economic policies that harm Brazilian and American companies, says Ted Piccone, a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution.
The emerging BRICS economies agree that the West should hold less sway in the global economy. But their leaders, despite regular summits, have failed to articulate a coherent vision because of divergent interests, says journalist Martin Wolf.
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.
Running down the list of the U.S. State Department's Latin America policy objectives in El País in September 2010, the economist Moisés Naím noted that they focused almost exclusively on domestic concerns.
This declaration, signed on December 3, 2011, created the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC), a Latin American integration political and economic bloc, in response to the Organization of the American States.
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