Brazil has traditionally been categorized as a BRICs country. However, the regional dimension and Brazil’s good neighbor policies have often been neglected. Currently, the political context in Brazil and South America is changing, but the basis established during the leftist wave in South America, with Brazil playing an active role in various types of regional cooperation, and with the establishment of new regional organizations at the service of peace, has proved quite resilient.
Hauge, Wenche Iren (2017) Regional Cooperation in Latin America: The Role of Brazil, PRIO Policy Brief, 9. Oslo: PRIO.