Brazil and Africa Continuing to Forge Ties

In part of what is now a years-long effort to improve Brazilian-African ties and strengthen Brazil’s position in the international community beyond Europe and the US (and increasingly, China), Brazilian and African researchers are collaborating on ways to increase cotton production, drawing not only on diplomatic ties but similarities in climate between Brazil and sub-Saharan Africa. Though the article doesn’t say so, I’m curious if this latest collaboration has its roots in Brazil’s defense of Africa before the WTO over the issue of US cotton subsidies several years ago.

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About Colin M. Snider

I have a Ph.D. in history, specializing in Latin American History and Comparative Indigenous History. My dissertation focused on Brazil. Beyond Latin America generally, I'm particularly interested in class identities, military politics, human rights, labor, education, music, and nation. I can be found on Twitter at @ColinMSnider.
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