– Comprehensive study examining Brazilian foreign policy by COHA Senior Research Fellow Sean W. Burges, published by the University Press of Florida
– Burges’ work explains how and why Brazil has been building its role as a leader in South America and the global South
– Research for the book draws on interviews with key Brazilian policy makers, including President Fernando Henrique Cardoso, former foreign ministers Celso Lafer and Luiz Felipe Lampreia, and Lula special presidential advisor Marco Aurelio Garcia
– Book available at a 40% discount until April 19, 2009, if purchased with the linked coupon
After the Cold War
Since 1992 – the end of the Cold War – Brazil has been slowly and quietly craving a niche for itself in the international community: that of a regional leader in Latin America. How and why is the subject of Sean Burges ‘ investigations.
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This is the riveting and frightening story of ambitious, tempestuous and avowed anti-American Hugo Chávez, who is making waves through South America and being widely compared to Fidel Castro. Ex-paratrooper, outspoken socialist, and brash personality, Chávez is known for his stance against big business, fearless threats to the Bush administration, social reforms that have violently polarized his country, and claims that he will soon unite South America. As gas prices rise to unprecedented highs, Venezuela’s importance surges as the fifth largest oil exporter in the world. Nikolas Kozloff’s access to top advisors, members of the opposition, and leaders of Chávez’s own political movement allow him to present a comprehensive portrait of Chávez as he runs for re-election and moves into the global spotlight.
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Authored by Gregory Wilpert and published by Verso Press