Brazil Military Ties with U.S. Increasing

By Nestor Bailly, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - In early 2010, President Lula deemed relations with the U.S. of “enormous unexploited potential” according to diplomatic cables released by Wikileaks, a sentiment now echoed by President-Elect Dilma Rousseff. Ms. Rousseff recently said one of her top priorities after taking office on January 1st will be to visit U.S. President Obama to build closer ties between Brazil and the U.S., particularly on trade and human rights.

However, military ties between the two . . .

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