Brazil Increasing Defense Spending: This Week on Americas Now

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Brazil Increasing Defense Spending

For the first time in five years, military spending is up…and expected to rise globally in 2014. And, as the world’s seventh largest economy….Brazil is set to make some hefty defense purchases of its own.

“The fact that Brazil has a bigger presence in world affairs also makes it more likely that some of our actions or decisions may not please some of our partners. And although we want to keep all of these relations peaceful, we cannot be sure.”

While Brazil is a country with no enemies,its leaders say they need to be prepared. We take a look at how the country plans to defend its borders this week on America’s Now.

Brazil Increasing Defense Spending

Brazil Increasing Defense Spending

While Brazil is a country with no enemies,its leaders say they need to be prepared. We take a look at how the country plans to defend its borders this week on America’s Now.