Brigitte Weiffen | 2022

Foreign Policy and International Relations: Taking Stock after Two Years of the Bolsonaro Administration

in: Ibero-Amerikanisches Institut Preußischer Kulturbesitz

Since its inauguration in January 2019, the government of President Jair Bolsonaro has made a
radical change of course in international relations – not only in comparison to the foreign poli-
cies of the Workers’ Party (Partido dos Trabalhadores, PT) governments (2003-2016), but also regarding long-standing paradigms and traditions of Brazilian foreign policy. Th e core components of this reorientation during the fi rst two years of the Bolsonaro presidency included a strong emphasis on conservative and religiously motivated values in foreign policy discourse, the rejection of multilateral institutions, a turn away from Latin America, and a quasi-automatic alliance with the US administration under Donald Trump.
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