THE RECENT VISIT of Lula to
In the process of this third wave of globalization, each time more parts of the planet are converted into segments of the global market, which solely retain apparent symbols of sovereignty: the flag, the hymn, etcétera, but that which are directed from outside by multinational corporations and the countries which hold jurisdiction over them. The decision making capacity of under-developed countries that have not achieved the minimum requisites of preserving their autonomy is simply symbolic.
STEREOTYPES AND PREJUDICES
Helio Jaguaribe, advocate of Argentinian-Brazilian integration, recalls the old stereotype that Brazilians perceived of Argentinians, which include being arrogant, presumputious, with aspirations above their capacity, and the Argentinian counterpart, which saw Brazilians as an irresponsible people, gifted with little seriousness, who are more interested in entertainment and in carnival than in working.
In 2004, Jaguaribe stated that this situation had changed:
The Brazilians now see Argentinians as a serious people, capable of working towards awareness, who are well organized, and who achieve the highest levels of education in all of
“The ideal formula would be one in which the Brazilians teach the Argentinians a bit of their eternal tendency toward negotiation, and the Argentinians teach the Brazilians their willingness to embrace new ideas”
Brazilians admire Argentinian society, and in particular they adore
With a political realism that contrasts the narrow nationalist vision that prevails in Spanish speaking Latin American republics, Juagaribe knows that there is no alternative to integration, because the risk otherwise is being converted into simple markets, indifferent to the international market.
As Juagaribe said, there is no possible destiny for an isolated
TO WHAT LEADERSHIP CAN
If Roman leadership was coercive, and that of
As like in this dynamic of integration, the relations between these two great Latin American countries are axial, Juagaribe says that: the ideal formula would be one in which the Brazilians teach the Argentinians a little of their eternal tendency to negotiotiate, and for the Argentinians teach the Brazilians a little of their combativeness and their tendency to embrace new ideas.
One might think that the Brazilian theorist would be the best adviser to the Argentinian government.