President Dilma Rousseff, a political neophyte when she was took office in 2011, had a rough first term.
Even though the Snowden affair paralyzed relations, exchanges between Brazilian and US officials have endured.
A RFI ouviu dois especialistas para analisar o desempenho do atual governo brasileiro: Peter Hakim, presidente emérito do Inter-Americain Dialogue de Washington, e o embaixador Rubens Ricupero. Hakim vê muita “contradição” na política externa brasileira, devido à “agenda ideológica do governo”.
The Inter-American Dialogue’s Congressional Members Working Group met on April 9, 2008 to discuss challenges facing Afro-descendants in Latin America. The event featured Sir Clare Roberts of the Inter-American Commission, Dr. Marcelo Paixão of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, and Ambassador Antonio Patriota of Brazil. It was co-hosted by Representatives Gregory Meeks (D-NY) and Jerry Weller (R-IL) and co-sponsored by the Inter-American Foundation.