New Brazilian FM promises shift away from left

Brazil's new Minister of Foreign Relations Jose Serra, in Brasilia on May 18, 2016Brasília (AFP) – The foreign minister for Brazil’s new government following the suspension of president Dilma Rousseff said Wednesday that Brasilia will now pursue economic interests over leftist ideological goals. Jose Serra, nominated by acting president Michel Temer in the wake of Rousseff’s suspension for an impeachment trial, signalled that Brazil would no longer be part of the loose leftist alliance that exists across several Latin American countries. “Diplomacy will return to transparently and firmly reflecting the legitimate values of Brazilian society and the interests of its economy, serving Brazil as a whole and no longer the … ideological preferences of a political party and its foreign allies,” he said.

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