Assessing U.S.-Brazil Relations
Coinciding with Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff's first official visit to the United States and ahead of Secretary Clinton's visit to Brazil, please join Donna Hrinak and Julia Sweig to discuss U.S.-Brazil bilateral relations and prospects for cooperation on a range of global challenges.
For further reading, please refer to the CFR-sponsored Independent Task Force Report, Global Brazil and U.S.-Brazil Relations.
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