Texto para Discussão, Instituto de Pesquisa Econômica Aplicada (IPEA) 1732
Brazil has the fifth biggest population and territory and is on its way to become also the number five on the GDP world ranking list. The country should be expected to be one of the leading countries in the reform of the world power system in an active and creative way. It was in this perspective that the country's president spent one eight of his time out of the country during his two mandates (2003-2010). The presidential diplomacy in search of pushing Brazil up in the hierarchy of international relations is closely linked to the countries development's strategy. The complex relationship between dependency and development resurged as part of the effort to formulate an economic and social neodesenvolvimentista policy . This paper highlights the countries capacity to react and organize itself around the 2008 global financial crises, considered a turning point. From that moment on Brazil the world looked at Brazil in a different way. This is especially the case with the strategic resources as the new oil reserves; the environmental richness and the unique potential do expand food production.
Brazil foreign policy development strategies international relations