Presidents Obama and Lula

Message to South American Left Bloc: Don’t Trust Brazil

As the Wikileaks scandal drags on a portrait is emerging of Brazil, and suffice it to say it is not too flattering.  A rising power with global aspirations, Brazil has a lot more political and economic muscle than, say Venezuela or Bolivia.  Yet, time and again the Lula administration takes a very meek approach toward the United States or, even worse, goes along with Washington’s geopolitical machinations.