The relationship between Brazil and the U.S. has rarely been better. In 2007 Luis Inácio “Lula” da Silva was the first Brazilian to visit Camp David, a meeting preceded by President George W. Bush’s trip to Brazil and followed by a visit by Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice. Still the Brazil-U.S. relationship has not been as vigorous as the relationship between the U.S. and the other BRICs, despite a growing overlap in national interests between Brazil and the United States: Doha round, alternative energy sources and political instability in the Hemisphere.
In this podcast interview Pedro da Motta Veiga, director of Centro de Estudos de Integração e Desenvolvimento (CINDES), discusses Brazilian perceptions on the possibility of a Strategic Relationship and the advantages and disadvantages of establishing this relationship for both Brazil and the United States.
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