Lula’s Brazil and the new world order


The recent visit of Brazilian President Ignazio Lula da Silva to Beijing has revealed the behind the scenes of the South American country’s foreign policy. With statements that represent a real declaration of war against the United States of America and Western finance. Lula, after having already announced the decision to replace the dollar in trade between Beijing and Brasilia, this time publicly urged the countries of the southern hemisphere to abandon the use of the US currency in commercial transactions. And he declared himself fully in favor of “ending” the era of the dollar as a global reserve currency and currency for international transactions. The weight of these declarations is also considerable in relation to the fact that they were made during an official visit to China. This shows that Brasilia has now decided which side to take and has embraced, without ifs or buts, the cause of the geopolitical antagonists of the Anglo-Saxon empire. This places the largest and most populous Latin American country decidedly outside the US orbit and widens the front of the global rebellion against the Anglo-Saxon hegemon and the economic-financial system it imposed on the rest of the world. But let’s try to better understand the causes and consequences of such a stance by the Brazilian establishment.

The foreign policy of the Brazilian state seems dictated by the economic weight that Beijing has on the Brazilian economy. Today China represents by far the South American state’s first trading partner (trade amounts to around 150 billion dollars) and the first export market for Brazilian goods (worth over 89 billion dollars) and The size of bilateral trade grows every year, making relations between Beijing and Brasilia increasingly solid. Both countries are part of the BRICS club and have a geopolitical vision that presents many points of convergence. Especially regarding Anglo-Saxon hegemony over the world. On the other hand, Brazil, like all Latin American countries, has suffered for years from the interference of the United States of America which intervened, directly or indirectly, in the internal political dynamics of the South American country. These interferences (which in truth have been suffered by all the countries of South America and not just Brazil) have made the great South American country little more than a US colony in Latin America and it is normal that Brasilia today tries to make itself independent from the yoke Anglo-Saxon suffered for years. Its position towards the USA is similar to that of Ukraine towards Russia. The South American country is rebelling against its subordinate role to that of the USA, just as Ukraine is trying to free itself from the constraints, geopolitical and otherwise, imposed on it by Moscow. The point is that this leads to very radical geopolitical “disruptions” in the South American geopolitical scene where the hegemonic role of the USA is not only questioned but seems to be in total agony. At this point we must ask ourselves how the USA will react to these developments since, as mentioned, the new decisions from Brasilia regarding the dollar represent a real declaration of war on Anglo-Saxon hegemony over the world as well as the officialization of a decisive change of direction in Brazilian geopolitics. And if we consider that the Anglo-Saxon empire has always waged war on anyone who has threatened the domination of its currency-financial system (including Russia which is paying the price for its “rebellion” in Ukraine), it is probable that we will soon see actions hostile attacks from Washington and London also against Brasilia. On the other hand, there have already been signs with the assault on the Brazilian parliament by Bolsonaro’s supporters who did not recognize his defeat (it is probable that the USA is behind these riots since the former president left ‘ refugee in the United States of America after the riots) and it is entirely possible that we will see new developments in this regard in the coming months.
Brazil is today one of the most important countries on the international geopolitical scene. Its role, which has always been central in Latin America, is increasing its “depth” on a global level. The South American country is not only important for its size (with its 8,515,000 square kilometers it is the fifth largest country in the world) but also for its immense mineral and forestry resources which have contributed to making it the seventh largest economy ‘largest of the planet. Brazil is also one of the most populous countries in the world (and therefore also one of the largest and most interesting markets in the context of the global geoeconomy) with its 220,000,000 inhabitants. It is obvious that, numbers in hand, Brasilia has decided to emancipate itself from the US game and to freely decide “what to do when I grow up”. On the other hand, the weight of the USA in the Brazilian economy no longer bears comparison with that of China. And also with the Russian one since Moscow supplies the South American country with 30% of the fertilizers essential for its agriculture. The synergies, economic and otherwise, with the other member countries of the BRICS club are becoming increasingly stronger, year after year. While those with the West are progressively cooling down. Lula’s warning for the liberation of developing countries from the US dollar is the direct consequence of this economic dynamic which sees the immense South American country increasingly integrated with the Sino-Russian bloc and increasingly distant from the Anglo-Saxon one. We just need to understand what the US reaction will be to the “dollar war” launched by Moscow and Beijing and which sees Brasilia as the final affiliate. Also in relation to the geopolitical and economic weight of the immense South American country. Which, inevitably, will exert an ever-increasing influence on the global geopolitical scenario. However, no longer under the direction of the West but in harmony and synergy with the East. And this is another “symptom” of the changing world and the new balances of power that are taking shape in the world.
Brazil, after Lula’s recent proclamations in Beijing, seems to have definitively declared its rebellion against the Anglo-Saxon power system and at the same time against the world order established after the collapse of the USSR. The South American country today appears more integrated with the East than ever and is actively developing synergies, economic and otherwise, with Russia and China as well as with the countries of the South of the world. Although both the EU and the USA are still important trading partners of Brasilia, the South American country has expressed its desire, declaring that it wants to free itself from the Western financial-currency system, to free itself from subjection to the Western economy. All this now places it on a total collision course with the Anglo-Saxon power which is fighting ferociously to maintain the economic-financial status quo that has dominated and subjugated the world up to the present day. The war in Ukraine is but the concrete consequence of this struggle. Is it to be expected that the Western empire will also officially declare war on Brazil? Nothing is impossible but we consider it unlikely. But a response to the recent decisions of the Brazilian establishment will certainly come. And it won’t be a small answer.


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