Brazil in Africa – Bridging the Atlantic? (International Reports)

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Oliver Stuenkel, International Reports, Berlin, Feb. 15, 2013
Editor: Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung e.V.

Brazil’s presence in Africa is growing. It was President Lula who early on in his first term identified Africa as a priority in Brazil’s effort to diversify its partnerships. In some instances, the country also acted as a democracy promoter in Africa. Intertwined with Brazil’s growing economic presence in the African continent is its newfound role as an aid donor. Finally, Brazil is acquiring the military capacity, including several nuclear submarines, to increasingly control the South Atlantic that divides Brazil from Africa.

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