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Title:Brazil: key country in the African world
Author:Nascimento, Elisa LarkinISNI
Periodical:Umoja: a scholarly journal of Black Studies
Geographic terms:Africa
Subject:foreign policy
Abstract:Brazil, with its enormous population of African descendants, provides a vital and viable source of African culture in the world, which may come to constitute a major force in African world affairs. Brazil's importance to Africa has significant military, strategic and economic aspects. Brazil is fast moving to become a nuclear power. With the strongest military and one of the strongest rightist ideologies in the South Atlantic region, along with backing by US interests, Brazil constitutes a major power with extremely important implications for the new African states in the process of consolidating progressive revolutions. In the plans to defend the South Atlantic against communism Brazil occupies an important place. A South Atlantic treaty, joined by South Africa, was not formalized, in part because of Apartheid's increased isolation from the international community, but primarily because of superceding economic concerns, which are examined here. Notes.