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AQ Podcast: Brazil’s Big Year on the Global Stage

A broad look at Brazil’s foreign policy as the country prepares to host the G20 summit later this year.
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Since he took office in January 2023 Brazil’s President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva has been extremely active on the global stage, traveling frequently and offering himself as a mediator on big issues like the wars in Ukraine and the Middle East, as well as the territorial dispute between Venezuela and Guyana. At times he has stirred controversy, as was the case with recent remarks on the war in Gaza. On today’s podcast, an analysis of Brazil’s foreign policy as the country prepares to host the G20 summit later this year. What are the country’s goals, to what extent has it achieved them and what can we expect moving forward? Our guest is Fernanda Magnotta, a Senior Fellow at the Brazilian Center for International Relations and a professor and coordinator of the International Relations Program at Fundação Armando Alvares Penteado in São Paulo.

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Guest

Fernanda Magnotta is a Senior Fellow at the Brazilian Center for International Relations and a professor and coordinator of the International Relations Program at Fundação Armando Alvares Penteado in São Paulo.

Host:

Brian Winter is editor-in-chief of Americas Quarterly

If you’d like to know more: 

A Balancing Act for Brazil’s Foreign Policy by Fernanda Magnotta

Lula’s Gift to Bolsonaro by Thomas Traumann

Venezuela Stops Pretending. The World Should, Too by Brian Winter

Tags: AQ Podcast, Brazil, Brazil Foreign Policy, Brazil-Guyana relations, Guyana, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, Lula, Venezuela
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