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Revista Brasileira de Política Internacional

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CASAROES, Guilherme Stolle Paixão e. The role of Itamaraty in the foreign policymaking of the Collor de Mello administration. Rev. bras. polít. int. [online]. 2012, vol.55, n.1, pp. 135-153. ISSN 0034-7329.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0034-73292012000100008.

This work looks at the role of the Foreign Ministry in Fernando Collor's foreign policy, which is usually considered feeble. We argue that, instead of putting Itamaraty on the sidelines, the president reconfigured the ministry, both in terms of its key decision-makers and in administrative terms. The outcome was the establishment of a more liberal foreign policy - a mitigated Americanism - in tune with the traditional goals of Brazil's foreign relations.

Keywords : Fernando Collor; Itamaraty; Brazilian foreign policy.

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