Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Brazil Institute Director Predicts "More Productive Bilateral Relationship" for US and Brazil

In an article published on November 9, 2012, Paulo Sotero, director of the Brazil Institute of the Woodrow Wilson International Center, predicts that the US and Brazil will actively pursue a policy of increased cooperation in a variety of important areas.

He writes that President Obama and President Dilma Rousseff both face economic and political challenges which will encourage them to work more closely together. He indicates that the groundwork for this increased cooperation has already been laid, both by government and business leaders.

In a passage that reflects Mr. Sortero's strong convictions on the subject, he writes: "the rapid increase in the breadth and depth of the bilateral dialogue and the Brazilian and American governments' efforts to maintain the doors open for a more productive and consequential relationship suggest, at a minimum, that they understand they need each other, benefit from working together and risk paying a political price for not doing so."

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