Brazilian Foreign Minister in Washington DC, September 2019


The Brazilian foreign minister recently was in Washington DC and was very visible in providing an update on what the new Brazil was seeking in its relationships with the United States, notably with the Trump impact on U.S. policies.

As Lauren Meir of The Washington Times wrote in an article published on September 11, 2019:

President Trump and Brazil’s conservative populist President Jair Bolsonaro have an opportunity to forge a new “universal insurgency,” an anti-globalist movement that stands up for those whose voices and views are not respected by traditional political forces, Brazilian Foreign Minister Ernesto Araujo said Wednesday on a visit to Washington.

Like Mr. Trump, Mr. Bolsonaro — dubbed the “Trump of the Tropics” — is given to politically incorrect statements and maximalist demands that infuriate his liberal opponents but energize his socially conservative, political base.

“Trump and Bolsonaro are a part of the same insurgency, what I would call universal insurgency against [BS],” Mr. Araujo said in an address to the Heritage Foundation.

In a speech dubbed “Brazil is Back,” the foreign minister applauded Brazilians and Americans who are “no longer buying the traditional lies of the system.” He said Brazilian voters and Mr. Trump’s “MAGA voters” have created a “revolt against ideology,” and touted Mr. Bolsonaro for being “the only political leader capable to bring the people to power.”

And in a joint press conference at the U.S. State Department, the Minister highlighted the coming of the new Brazil.

The Minister expanded on his remarks at a presentation at the Heritage Foundation during his visit as well.

The Brazilian Foreign Minister Visits Washington

For articles by Dr. Kenneth Maxwell, on the new Brazil, see the following:

Professor Kenneth Maxwell: Perspectives on Brazil and the World