The Heat: U.S.-Brazil Ties

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Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva meets with U.S. President Joe Biden. On the agenda climate change and the conflict in Ukraine.

A little more than a month into office Brazilian President Lula traveled to Washington to meet with President Biden. The two leaders were expected to find common ground on such issues as climate change, protecting the Amazon rainforest and threats to democracy.

Both initially faced far-right mobs challenging their elections. And both see the White House meeting as an opportunity to renew the relationship between two of the biggest economies in the Western Hemisphere. 

Joining the discussion:

  • Einar Tangen is a Senior Fellow at the Taihe Institute. 
  • Gilson Schwartz is an economics professor at the University of Sao Paulo. 
  • Peter Hakim is President Emeritus and a Senior Fellow with the Inter-American Dialogue.
  • Paulo Velasco is an international politics professor at Rio de Janeiro University.