Brazil's Rise: Seeking Influence on Global Governance
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When President Dilma Rousseff first took office in 2010, Brazil’s future looked exceptionally bright. The country had benefited from Asia’s enormous appetite for its commodities for nearly a decade. With this economic tailwind, Brazil quickly recovered from the global financial crisis in 2008, and it became an attractive destination for foreign capital. Global powers—particularly the United States—acknowledged Brazil as an important country whose voice deserved to be heard.
Latin America Initiative Foreign Policy at Brookings
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