Donald Trump blindsided the world when he won the 2016 U.S. presidential election, contradicting what most experts forecast. After coming to terms with the results, analysts began debating what a Trump presidency would look like. This was particularly true in Brazil, where the economy is highly susceptible to whatever happens in the U.S. One and a half years after Mr. Trump took office, we ask the question: what has changed in Brazil-U.S. relations in the Trump Era?
One thing has become clear: Latin America is not on the Trump White House’s list of priorities. Or on any list, for that matter. Analysts heard by The Brazilian Report say the lack of interest in Latin America shown by the current administration is “unprecedented.” Mr. Trump has yet to visit a country south of the Rio Grande – and canceled his participation in April’s Summit of the Americas, in Peru, at the last minute.