Brazil's Public Diplomacy Efforts
Public channels maintained by the government of Brazil are conditioned by a legal framework with some features that American observers might find surprising.
The Brazilian executive branch, part of a tripartite model based on the U.S. Constitution, for example, has its own news outlet, Radiobras--which broadcasts only in Portuguese, thanks to an official language policy that proscribes foreign-language publications and broadcasts inside Brazil. Both features--the strong executive and a restrictive language policy--are hangovers from the Estado Novo of Getulio Vargas and the military dictatorship of 1964-1984.
- Population - 188,078,227 (US 2000 est.)
- Government – Federative Republic
- President Luiz Inacio Lula Da Silva
- Vice Presidents Jose Alencar