April 21, 2014

U.S. & Brazil Should Be Friends, So Why Aren't They?

Roger Cohen, New York Times

The Associated Press

Brazil, a kind of tropical United States, finds it difficult to connect to Washington, and vice versa. The nation that might have been America’s closest ally (even without a formal alliance) among the rising powers is now anything but. China, a more trusted interlocutor, has become Brazil’s largest trading partner, with U.S.-Brazil ties consigned to a vacuum as Brazil prepares to host the World Cup this year and the Olympics in 2016.

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