n Latin American Report - South-South co-operation in the new international scenarios : the case of Argentina and Brazil's foreign policies toward Africa and South Africa : research article

Volume 19, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 0256-6060



This article analyses Argentinian and Brazilian foreign policies towards the African states in the framework of their external strategies and facing the new scenarios. Argentina developed a spasmodic policy 'propelled by impulses', with a low profile, according to the low position of Africa in its foreign priorities. On the other hand, Brazil exhibits a concentrated approach, allowing the design of an African policy. In the 1990s, the political models in the two Latin American countries and strong economic limitations on both sides of the Atlantic diminished relations with Africa, although links with the new South Africa were improved. The recent governmental changes in Brazil and Argentina, the two major members of Mercosur, and the growing sinergy between their presidents have prospects for future co-operation, including, with African partners.

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