Brasil impõe-se na cena mundial
“O Brasil já não pode ser acusado de ter um baixo perfil nas relações internacionais”, diz Celso Amorim, ex-ministro dos Negócios Estrangeiros brasileiro. O Brasil mostra, pelo contrário, uma audácia que o impõe como um actor de primeira linha e com que há que contar, como aqui é equacionado.
Brazil Focuses on Ties With Global South to Boost Influence
When Brazil tried to join the ranks of the world’s diplomatic heavyweights, it did so loudly. In an attempt last year to convince the U.N. Security Council not to impose a third round of sanctions on Iran for refusing to freeze its uranium enrichment program, Brazil teamed up with Turkey to negotiate a nuclear fuel swap deal with Tehran. The maneuver failed: The council, under pressure from the U.S., U.K. and France, disregarded the agreement and went ahead with sanctions. It is perhaps no surprise, then, that when Dilma Rousseff took over as president of Brazil in January, she distanced her administration from Iran and warmed to the United States.
Nevertheless, despite the outcome of the mediation effort, Brazil’s audacity had a lasting effect. “Brazil can no longer be accused of having too low a profile in world affairs,” said former Foreign Minister Celso Amorim on May 16, at a talk hosted by the Americas Society. Now, Amorim says, “Brazil is accused of punching above its weight.” …