Xi Jinping's visit to Brasília caps a highly successful effort of damage control.
Brasília should embrace a more realistic, involved—but still ambitious—role in a changing world.
Despite its current crisis, Brazil must maintain its global diplomatic presence and adapt to a more Asia-centric world.

The BRIC countries—Brazil, Russia, India, and China—are all experiencing varying degrees of growth in their middle class, with growth in some regions more substantial than in others.

One year after President Obama’s visit to Brazil, President Rousseff and him met at the White House to iron out additional opportunities for cooperation. Still, more needs to be done.

Brazilian Finance Minister Guido Mantega said yesterday that the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa) bloc of advanced emerging economies should rally behind a single candidate for the presidency of the World Bank.


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