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  Foreign relations of Brazil - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Brazil is a charter member of the United Nations and participates in many of its specialized agencies.
Brazil has also bolstered its commitment to nonproliferation through ratification of the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT), signing a fullscale nuclear safeguard agreement with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), acceding to the Treaty of Tlatelolco, and becoming a member of the Missile Technology Control Regime (MTCR) and the Nuclear Suppliers Group.
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en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Foreign_relations_of_Brazil   (615 words)

 Brazil - Wikipedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Brazil was first sighted by Europeans in 1500 and developed as a Portuguese commercial colony, based to a large extent on slavery.
Brazil received an influx of over 5 million immigrants in the late 19th, early 20th centuries, a period that also saw Brazil industrialise and further expand into its interior.
Brazil is characterised by the extensive low-lying Amazon Rainforest in the north, and a more open terrain of hills and (low) mountains to the south, home to most of Brazil's population and its agricultural base.
wikipedia.findthelinks.com /br/Brazil.html   (883 words)

 EUROPA - The EU's relations with Brazil - Overview
Brazil is the fifth largest country in the world, both in terms of territory (8.5m km²) and population (182m in 2004).
Brazil is an important destination of EU investment, whose total stock in the country is close to €80 bn.
The EU’s present relations with Brazil are based on the 1992 EC-Brazil Framework Co-operation Agreement and the 1995 EU-Mercosul Framework Co-operation Agreement, the latter having as its long term objective the preparation of an Inter-Regional Association between the EU and Mercosul.
europa.eu.int /comm/external_relations/brazil/intro   (1294 words)

 Brazil (04/06)
His son declared Brazil's independence on September 7, 1822, and became emperor with the title of Dom Pedro I. His son, Dom Pedro II, ruled from 1831 to 1889, when a federal republic was established in a coup led by Deodoro da Fonseca, Marshal of the Army.
Brazil is the world's largest producer of sugar cane, coffee, tropical fruits, frozen concentrated orange juice (FCOJ), and has the world's largest commercial cattle herd (50% larger than the U.S.) at 170 million head.
Brazil is a charter member of the United Nations and participates in its specialized agencies.
www.state.gov /r/pa/ei/bgn/35640.htm   (4454 words)

 MarketForum: Brazil
Brazil is still struggling to rid itself of the red tape and bureaucratic snafus that came from nearly six decades of military rule.
Brazil's gross domestic product grew only 1.5 percent over the 1980-93 period, according to a World Bank report, reflecting its inability to respond to external pressures such as the oil shock, real interest rate hikes, and the debt crisis.
Brazil had a GDP growth of 5.8 percent in 1994, 4.2 percent in 1995, an estimated 3 percent in 1996, and a projected 4.5 percent in 1997, the World Bank said.
www.lsu.edu /faculty/jperk/webarticles/brazil.htm   (493 words)

 Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade: Brazil Country paper   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Brazil is also a major producer and exporter of cocoa, pork, tobacco, wood products, corn and cotton, and was on course to register its first ever trade surplus (albeit small) in dairy products in 2004, reversing a significant trade deficit of previous years.
Brazil is actively pursuing a permanent seat on the UN Security Council where it is currently serving a ninth term (2004-2005) as a non-permanent member.
Brazil is playing a role in financing many of the major new infrastructural projects to link the countries of the continent.
www.mfat.govt.nz /foreign/regions/latinamer/countrypapers/brazil.html   (3731 words)

 Anti-Americanism in Brazil - Council on Foreign Relations
Moisés Naím, editor of Foreign Policy, attributes this disconnect between U.S. and popular reactions in Latin America to what he calls "historical anti-Americanism." But it is less obvious why this should be the case in Brazil.
Brazil's diplomatic elites have long been preoccupied by U.S. predominance, and have long wished to see Brazil play the role of a counterbalance to the colossus of the north; but Brazil and the United States have never gone to war, and they have at times—as in World War II—actually fought together against common enemies.
Published in Brazil's O Estado de São Paulo on September 20, da Matta's column "The Brazilian View of the American Tragedy" helped set the record straight, though his voice unfortunately seems to be very much still a voice in the wilderness.
www.cfr.org /publication/4468/antiamericanism_in_brazil.html?breadcrumb=default   (1273 words)

 Brazil   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
I reaffirm Brazil's interest in having the General Assembly agree to convene in 2001 an international conference on the illicit arms trade in all its aspects.
At the United Nations Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice, Brazil and Canada together proposed the negotiation of a protocol on the illicit manufacturing of and trafficking in firearms, ammunition and other related materials to the forthcoming convention against transnational organized crime.
Together with Norway, Brazil has stimulated the debate on the question of marking light weapons, which is of vital importance in tracing their origin.
www.un.org /events/SmallArms/docs/4048_bra.htm   (700 words)

 Brazil's Trade Relationship with Japan   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Brazil has exported agricultural good (food, coffee) and raw material, which were needed in Japan from the beginning of the trade.
Brazil was considered "a small, strange and mysterious country, located in some distant part of the globe," in spite of the arrival of Japanese immigrants to Brazil throughout 1908 from the first immigrant ship, Kasato Maru at Santos to the 1930s.
Brazil had foreign debt problem, high inflation rate with cycles of recession, increasing unemployment rates, and political instability.
www.history.pdx.edu /hdwp/economy/brazil_ec.html   (1232 words)

 globalinfo.org - Apr 21, BRAZIL (#36516)
The Brazilian Foreign Ministry announced Thursday that the necessary procedures were underway to fulfil the toppled president's request for asylum, in compliance with tradition and international conventions.
Up until now, Brazil has enjoyed considerable influence in the WTO, which makes the fact that this was the setting for such a crushing foreign relations setback especially surprising.
The Brazilian Foreign Ministry quickly stressed that the summit is purely economic in nature, aimed at increasing trade and investment between the two regions and closing the distance between them.
www.globalinfo.org /eng/reader.asp?ArticleId=36516   (874 words)

 Europe and Brazil Foreign Relations
By 1995 German investments in Brazil were second only to the United States, but Britain, Italy, and France also have important investments, mostly in industrial manufacturing, heavy equipment and automobiles, and consumer goods.
Relations with the EU are economically important, but even more so from a North-South political perspective.
Brazil and its Mercosul partners want to strengthen their trading bloc to include not only Chile but also Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, and Venezuela before 2005, to be able to negotiate as a bloc with NAFTA, as opposed to bilateral negotiations as favored by the administration of President William Jefferson Clinton.
www.floridabrasil.com /brazil/about-Brazil-Foreign-Relations-Europe.htm   (253 words)

 Asia and Brazil Foreign Relations
Brazil established diplomatic relations with Japan in 1897.
The first Japanese immigrants arrived in Brazil in 1908, as the São Paulo coffee planters sought alternative free labor after the abolition of slavery in 1888.
Brazil's opening to Vietnam was made within the context of Brazil's general Southeast Asian strategy and its view that Vietnam may soon become an "Asian Tiger."
www.floridabrasil.com /brazil/about-Brazil-Foreign-Relations-Asia.htm   (565 words)

 Daily Press Briefing (January 24, 2003)
The next general affairs and foreign relations council will be held in Brussels on January 27 and 28.
The Belgian foreign minister will report on the visit he made from January 5 to 10 to Central Africa, South Africa and Senegal and will brief his colleagues of his analysis of the implementation of the pact concluded in Pretoria on December 17.
Foreign Secretary Renaud Muselier will represent France which wishes to see a deepening of political and economic ties between the EU and Southeast Asia.
www.info-france-usa.org /news/briefing/us240103.asp   (1574 words)

 PS285 Brazil
Brazil is the largest Portuguese-speaking country in the world, and its population is second only to the US in the Western hemisphere.
Brazil Grapples with Crime, Punishment, and Policing," The Economist, 24 June 2000.
Brazil isn't as color-blind as it used to believe itself to be.
www.iup.edu /politicalscience/courses/ps285/h-brazil1.htm   (791 words)

 Latin American Politics and Society: Brazil's International Relations at the Dawn of the Twenty-first Century
Brazil's twenty-first-century challenges include, but are not limited to, the security of its borders, drug trafficking, inflation, and a huge foreign debt legacy from the authoritarian years of military dictatorship, along with domestic problems such as unemployment, education, and health care.
Brazil is one of the few peripheral nations that has actively participated in the construction of a new economic international order in various epochs, through its diplomatic presence at multiple multilateral conferences that presided over the conception and birth of those intergovernmental organizations of cooperation.
The study of international relations in Brazil still is relatively new; it has blossomed only since the 1990s.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_qa4000/is_200504/ai_n13498226   (388 words)

 Latin America's Leftward Lurch? - Council on Foreign Relations
Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, the left-wing president-elect of Brazil, is engaged in "a race between fear and utopia," observed Kenneth R. Maxwell, a senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations.
Brazil's poor expect Lula to turn the nation's economy around and redistribute its wealth after he takes office in January.
As for the future, only in Brazil do the young increasingly see themselves on the left: In 1995, 15 percent thought this way; today, that number is 30 percent.
www.cfr.org /publication.html?id=5265   (1217 words)

 Brazil - Brazzil Magazine - Our Position
Brazil also defends the right of the State of Israel to exist within recognized borders and of its people to live in security.
Brazil has already made it known—and I reaffirm it here—that it is ready to contribute to the work of the Security Council and to take on all its responsibilities.
Celso Lafer, the Foreign Relations Minister of Brazil, is a tenured professor at the São Paulo University's Law School.
www.brazzil.com /content/view/6246/72   (2807 words)

 Brazil receives Cuban Foreign Minister - Wikinews
According to the Brazilian Ministry of External Relations website, the objective of the visit was to intensify the dialogue and to fortify the cooperation between Brazil and Cuba, giving attention to the development of high level agreements between the governments.
During the visit, the Cuban Minister of Foreign Relations, Felipe Peréz Roque, also met parents of Brazilian students studying in Havana, delegates from the Landless Workers Movement (MST), delegates from labour unions and delegates from student organizations which expressed solidarity to the cause of the Cuban Revolution.
Brazilian diplomatic relations with Cuba were suspended in 1964, and reestablished in 1986.
en.wikinews.org /wiki/Brazil_receives_Cuban_Foreign_Minister   (635 words)

 Mario Profaca: Americas and Caribbean: Brazil
Military experts from Brazil visited the Russian launch site at Baikonur and witnessed the launch of a space cargo rocket as part of plans by the two countries to develop cooperation in the manufacture and launch of space vehicles, ITAR-TASS news agency reported.
President Hu Jintao's visit to Brazil, Argentina, Chile and Cuba was of great importance, which is also the first state visit to the four Latin American countries by the new top leader of the Chinese Government.
In the first half of this year, the Embrapa is going to establish an office for technology transfer in the city of Maputo, in Mozambique, and is going to operate on the entire African continent.
mprofaca.cro.net /brazil.html   (361 words)

 Brazil - Country Profile - Republica Federativa do Brasil - South America
A virtual destination guide to Brazil, this page is about many aspects of "Brasil", the fifth largest country in the world, both in terms of territory and population.
By far the largest and most populous country in South America, Brazil has overcome more than half a century of military intervention in the governance of the country to pursue industrial and agricultural growth and development of the interior.
To the original inhabitants (Indians) were added successive waves of Europeans (mainly Portuguese) and Africans (mostly from the sub-Saharan west coast, belonging to the Bantu and to the Sudanic (Yoruba) ethnic groups).
www.nationsonline.org /oneworld/brazil.htm   (880 words)

 Brazil and Venezuela Establish a "Strategic Alliance"
Over the course of the past few months, we have conversed...about the necessity of arms and of establishing a strategic alliance between Brazil and Venezuela, and today this alliance is born." "It is urgent to accelerate the integration of the South," added Chavez.
President Silva, added that Venezuela and Brazil are working for the "immense potential of our region and for the search for our own solutions…for the good of our people." Both presidents emphasized the urgency in continuing to accelerate the integration of South America.
Brazil and Venezuela also signed bi-lateral agreements in the areas of infrastructure, agreeing to cooperate on the construction of bridges and highways throughout South America and established initiatives for agriculture and scientific development.
www.venezuelanalysis.com /news.php?newsno=1506   (1073 words)

 BRAZIL: Foreign Policy Under Fire
Gutiérrez, who was removed from office by the Ecuadorian Congress on Wednesday, has been granted asylum in Brazil, after taking shelter in the Brazilian embassy in Quito upon fleeing the presidential palace by helicopter.
Yet the biggest blow so far to Brazil's foreign relations apparatus, headed by Foreign Minister Celso Amorim, was dealt last week in the elections for a new director-general of the World Trade Organisation (WTO).
It indicates that Brazil did not receive all of the votes it expected from Latin America, where it is striving to carve out a leadership role.
www.ipsnews.net /africa/interna.asp?idnews=28407   (890 words)

 South America   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Gen Wilhelm want to block the guerrillas supply line, but Brazil is opposed to any initiative that might entail meddling in the internal affairs of Colombia.
Politics as the root cause of economic crisis in Brazil during the last months of 1998.
With the roll-out of the Embraer EMB-145SA and ALX on 28 May, the Brazilian air Force is preparing to add two long-awaited aircraft to its fleet.
www.au.af.mil /au/aul/bibs/Latin/LatAm22.htm   (308 words)

 TDS; Passports, Visas, Travel Documents
Brazil has traditionally been a leader in the inter-American community and played an important role in collective security efforts, as well as in economic cooperation in the Western Hemisphere.
The U.S., western Europe, and Japan are primary markets for Brazilian exports and sources of foreign lending and investment.
The United States was the first country to recognize Brazil's independence in 1822.
www.traveldocs.com /br/foreign.htm   (834 words)

 Report of the Committee on Foreign Relationson the resolution of the Senate asking for the facts in ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Report of the Committee on Foreign Relations on the resolution of the Senate asking for the facts in relation to the lawless seizure and capture of the Confederate steamer Florida in the Bay of Bahia, Brazil, and what action should be taken by the government to redress the outrage
It follows, then, that the attack made upon her by the Wachusett, and her capture by that vessel, was a reckless and flagrant outrage upon the sovereignty of Brazil, and in violation of the neutrality of her territory.
It is a well settled principle of international law, that the neutral sovereign of the port, bay or river, in which a capture shall be made, from one friendly belligerent by another, shall use his utmost endeavors that the captured property be fairly and justly restored; and it must be done at his own expense.
docsouth.unc.edu /csacommittee/foreign.xml   (2598 words)

 Catholic New Times: Brazil votes no to FTAA - World - proposed Free Trade Agreement of the Americas
Even two weeks in Brazil, among grassroots organizers of a plebiscite on the future of free trade, could not prepare me for the result announced on Sept. 17: almost 10 million Brazilians said no to the proposed Free Trade Agreement of the Americas (FTAA).
In Brazil, more than 10 million people voted in the non-binding plebiscite held from Sept. 1 to 7, Brazil's independence day and the annual celebration of "The Cry of the Excluded."
The third question touched another theme that is also related to sovereignty: whether the Brazilian government should turn over the Alcantara military base to the United States, to which 98.59 per cent answered "no."
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m0MKY/is_16_26/ai_94043416   (498 words)

 globalEDGE (TM) | country insights - Links for Brazil   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
In addition to a foreign investor's guide, important addresses, information on company formation, and a listing of trade fairs can also be found.
Business in Brazil is provided by the Brazil Embassy in London and includes, among others, a report Doing Business in Brazil which offers information on the Brazilian economy and trade policies.
The Washington, D.C. Brazilian embassy provides a wealth of information on Brazil, from economic and political background to trade statistics, investment policies to exporter databases, newsletters to foreign policy issues.
globaledge.msu.edu /ibrd/countrylinks.asp?CountryID=107   (578 words)

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