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Brazil - United States relations: XX and XXI centuries


This book studies relations between Brazil and the USA during the 20th century and outlines some perspectives for the start of the 21st century. Issues related to a wide variety of aspects of the relationship are addressed by bringing together a number of texts by Brazilian and American historians and political scientists. The reader will find studies relating to different historical periods on the economic, political, military, social and cultural relations of these two countries.

Table of Contents

Front Matter / Elementos Pré-textuais / Páginas Iniciales
Introductory notes to a study of relations between Brazil and the USA in the 20th and 21st centuries
1 - Brazil and the United States: Two Centuries of Relations
2 - The United States: Latin America’s ‘beacon’ and ‘policeman’
3 - Brazilian-American Joint Operations in World War II
4 - At the Onset of the Cold War: the USA and the repression of communism in Brazil
5 - Populism and Brazil-USA Relations (1945 to 1964): the dialectic of alignment and autonomy
6 - Brazil-USA relations during the Military Dictatorship (1964- 1985)
7 - Brazil-USA relations during the Fernando Henrique Cardoso governments
8 - The Foreign Policy of Luíz Inácio Lula da Silva’s Government and its relations with the USA
9 - Brazil-United States Military Relations in the Twentieth Century
10 - From the Good Neighbor policy to the Iron Curtain: politics and cinema in Brazil-US relations in the mid-20th century
11 - Solidarity forever: U.S. involvement in brazilian unions, 1945-1965
12 - Opposing the Dictatorship in the United States: Human Rights and the Organization of American States
13 - Consequences for Security and Defense in Brazil-USA relations in face of the 11th September Attacks