Why The United States Should Make A Pivot Towards Brazil

Why The United States Should Make A Pivot Towards Brazil

Chamber Articles Category: Economic News Post Date: 12/05/18 Source: The Federalist By: Pablo Kleinman
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As South America weans off the left-wing, anti-American tide that swept it over the past two decades, especially after the overwhelming recent triumph of Jair Bolsonaro in Brazil’s presidential elections, a great opportunity looms for America to relaunch its relationship with the region’s giant. Brazil is a colossus that also happens to be one of the world’s largest economies, an industrial powerhouse, and the fourth-largest producer of food in the world. A relaunch of the U.S.-Brazil relationship could reshape American foreign policy in Latin America in ways until now unseen, with fabulous consequences.

With the anti-American left finally out of power in Brazil and looking poised to remain so for several years at least, we should reach out to the new leadership and signal our disposition to help them elevate their international status as our preferred partner in the region. We should seek to establish a relationship with Brazil that gives it the designation of Major Non-NATO Ally, like Australia and Japan, with Brazil readily assuming regional power responsibilities and making a commitment to actively cooperate with the United States in maintaining peace, prosperity, and order in the Americas. But our goals should go way beyond granting Brazil MNNA status, especially since that designation has gotten watered-down more recently. Read Full Article