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Brazil-U.S. Relations in 2020 and Beyond

Americas Society / Council of the Americas

July 23, 2020


Jair Bolsonaro and Donald Trump. (AP)

The presidential election in the United States will have important implications for Brazil's economy and its prospects for recovery from the pandemic. Where does the bilateral relationship stand now? What are the political scenarios that Brazil faces given either outcome of the U.S. election? Join us for a conversation on the future of Brazil-U.S. relations.


  • Sergio Amaral, Trustee at CEBRI, former Brazilian Ambassador to the United States
  • Brian Winter, Editor-in-Chief, Americas Quarterly @brazilbrian
  • Cecilia Tornaghi, Managing Editor, Americas Quarterly @ctornaghi (moderator)

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Sergio Amaral

Trustee at CEBRI, Former Brazilian Ambassador to the United States

Sergio Amaral is the former Brazilian ambassador to the United States, the United Kingdom and France. Currently, he is a counselor at Felsberg Advogados and a member of the strategic council of the Federação das Indústrias do Estado de São Paulo (FIESP). Amaral chaired the Brazil-China Business Council and was a member of the board of WWF Brazil, as well as of French companies Total and Plastic Omnium, and several Brazilian companies. He was also an assistant professor of international relations at the University of Brasília.

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Cecilia Tornaghi

Managing Editor, Americas Quarterly

Cecilia Tornaghi is the managing editor of Americas Quarterly. A Brazilian-American journalist, she has been covering Latin America for the last 20 years with a focus on policy, business and economics. She spent 13 years at Bloomberg, starting as a Nasdaq reporter, then as an anchor, news editor, deputy managing editor for Bloomberg Brasil TV and lastly as Latin America correspondent for Bloomberg TV interviewing heads of state, cabinet members, and C-suite executives from across the region.

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Brian Winter

Editor-in-Chief, Americas Quarterly; Vice President of Policy, Americas Society/Council of the Americas

Brian Winter is editor-in-chief of Americas Quarterly and the vice president for policy at Americas Society/Council of the Americas. A best-selling author, analyst, and speaker, he has been living and breathing Latin American politics for the past 20 years. Winter spent a decade living in Latin America as a journalist for Reuters, based in São Paulo, Buenos Aires, and Mexico City.

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