Contemporary Brazil: the main trendsin iternal and international policy
Modern Brazil deserves more international focus due to its new-found political and economic stability. Not only is it described as an emerging power, but it is included into BRIC countries. The international success of Brazil stems from, among others, the fruitful presidency of Lula, the discovery of new vast “pre-salt” oil fields in the deep waters, the involvement in the regional projects and the efficient strategies of emerging from the world economic recession.
The article gives a general overview of the politics of president Luiz Inácio Lula de Silva in the last years of his governance in Brazil (2003–2010), as well as presents the strategies of present internal, defence and foreign policies of Latin-American emerging giant.
All the steps being taken prove that contemporary Brazil is taking its place on the international stage once more, being ready to make its mark.