Brazilian vice president Michel Temer visits CFR to discuss Brazil’s current economic status, its success in attracting foreign investment, and its progress in reducing extreme poverty in a conversation with Foreign Affairs editor Gideon Rose. Temer credits the 1988 constitution with creating the political and institutional conditions that have made Brazil’s recent economic rise possible. He also says that recent tensions between the United States and Brazil as a result of the Edward Snowden leaks do not endanger the long-term relationship.


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