Brazil’s foreign policy shift

Veteran politician José Serra has sought to forge new links with Argentina shortly after he was appointed foreign minister by Brazil’s interim president Michel Temer. He has announced a shift in foreign policy. But José Serra is not a diplomat and he is bound to be an unconventional foreign minister. He had hardly received his ministerial credentials before he started issuing strong-worded communiqués against left-wing Latin American governments (and the Organization of American States) that criticized the outcome of the impeachment crisis in Brazil, which resulted in the change of government. For a start, Serra’s visit this week to Argentina shows that he intends to work closely with the Macri administration. “We share similar references towards the reorganization of politics […]

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