United States-Brazil: from the transition of presidents to the differences of political attitude in Latin America

Virgílio Caixeta Arraes


The article deals with the final phase of Lula da Silva’s foreign policy toward the United States (2009-2010). The topics dealt with are Dilma Rousseff’s candidacy to the Brazilian presidency; the Brazilian borders considering US presence in Colombia; Brazil’s permanent membership to the United Nations Security Council; hosting of international sporting events under the auspices of ‘playful diplomacy’; attempt to reach a diplomatic understanding of Iran’s nuclear program and Haiti’s earthquake.


Lula da Silva; Barack Obama; United Nations Security Council; Olympics; Iran’s Nuclear Program.


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