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Video: AQ and Efecto Naím Air Joint Report on Brazil's Multinationals


Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Continuing the partnership between Americas Quarterly and Efecto Naím, NTN24 aired the latest joint episode on October 28.

Brazil's rise on the world stage has brought with it the rise of some of Brazil's largest corporations. The interests of these corporations may play a role in a variety of policy decisions by the Brazilian government, ranging from their bid for the World Cup and the Olympic Games to the way they interact with their neighbors and the rest of the world.

Brazilian companies such as Odebrecht, now the largest construction company in the region, have taken on major projects in countries including Venezuela and Cuba. These economic ties may lead Brazil's government to pursue more conciliatory policies towards governments that they might otherwise criticize. As Brazil expands its political and economic relationships across the region and even globally, its corporations may both create opportunities for engagement and force the government to make difficult decisions internationally.