By Maria Lopez Conde, Senior Contributing Reporter
SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL - The new United States Ambassador to Brazil, Liliana Ayalde, arrived in Brasília on September 16th. Her appointment follows the departure of her predecessor Thomas Shannon and comes at tense time for Brazil-U.S. relations.
As she disembarked at Brasília's airport, Ayalde told assembled reporters that she was looking forward to getting to know Brazil's diversity and working to strengthen the ties between the two allies.
"It's a true pleasure for me to arrive in Brazil to serve as United States ambassador in the . . .