E. Dabagyan, Institute for Latin American Studies, Russian Academy of Sciences (ILA RAS), 21/16, B. Ordynka Str., Moscow, 115035, Russian Federation (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The author puts forward and substantiates a thesis about the transformation of Brazil into an important actor of the international relations. This becomes possible because a number of factors, including the well-designed, multi-tasked and balanced foreign policy strategy. It was founded during the military regime. Then, it was maintained and developed by the civilian Brazilian governments, primarily by such an outstanding figure as the president L. da Silva. His successor D. Rousseff s in a short period of time managed to gain a solid international reputation. She successfully copes with the mission to lead Brazil into the club of world’s great powers. To perform this task Brazilian government constantly makes efforts to strengthen relations with the neighbors on the Latin American continent, to gradually smoothen tensions with the United States. Also, it closely works with the countries of BRICS, contributes to building bridges between the South and the North, as well as actively participates in the activities of international organizations and the settlement of contentious issues in the world.
Brazil, Latin America, G-8, G-20, BRICS, L. da Silva, Rousseff, EU-Brazil summits
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