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Thu Apr 27, 2017

Ex-Brazilian Foreign Minister Celso Amorim on Rousseff's Ouster, Trump, Syria & Why Diplomacy Works

Brazilian diplomat Celso Amorim was once described by the magazine Foreign Policy as the world’s best foreign minister. He served as foreign minister under two Brazilian presidents, mostly recently Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva. Amorim is known for supporting South-South cooperation between developing nations, recognizing the state of Palestine, diplomatically negotiating a resolution to the Iranian nuclear issue and reversing widespread economic inequality in Brazil through an income transferral program called "Bolsa Famíliar." He has just come out with a new book, "Acting Globally: Memoirs of Brazil’s Assertive Foreign Policy."

Filed under: Brazil, Syria, Honduras, Web Exclusive

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