Analysis: A “lesser” Itamaraty and Brazil’s isolation: the foreign policy legacy of Ernesto Araújo

Araújo's foreign policy was scarred by the rejection of multilateralism, by the dismantling of the old Itamaraty bureaucratic machine and by statements that left Brazil more distant from its diplomatic traditions and closer to the diplomacy of theocratic countries of the Middle East.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - In the long run, the most enduring consequences of the foreign policy of the last two years will be a "lesser" Itamaraty (Foreign Ministry), with diplomatic action fragmented throughout the world, and an encouragement of prejudice against Chinese inside Brazil.

This is the assessment of some foreign policy analysts heard by BBC News Brazil regarding the legacy of foreign Foreign Minister Ernesto Araújo, who resigned on Monday March 29. He will be replaced by Carlos Alberto Franco França, a career diplomat who was working as a special advisor to the President.

Araújo accumulated . . .

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