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Brazil–Chile relations

Brazil-Chile relations
Map indicating locations of Brazil and Chile

Brazil

Chile

Brazil–Chile relations refers to interstate relations between the Republic of Chile and the Federative Republic of Brazil. Chile and Brazil have acted numerous times as mediators in international conflicts, such as in the 1914 diplomatic impasse between the United States and Mexico, avoiding a possible state of war between those two countries. More recently, since the 2004 Haiti rebellion, Chile and Brazil have activelly participated in the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti, which is led by the Brazilian Army.

According to a 2014 BBC World Service Poll, 62% of Chileans view Brazil's influence positively, with only 12% expressing a negative view.[1]

Historical relations

During much of the 19th and 20th centuries conflicts with Argentina over Uruguay and Paraguay on behalf of Brazil and over Patagonia on behalf of Chile made Brazil and Chile close allies.

ABC pact

Presidents Michelle Bachelet and Dilma Rousseff in Brasília, Brazil.

On May 20, 1914, Argentina, Brazil and Chile (the ABC countries) met in Niagara Falls, Canada, to mediate diplomatically in order to avoid a state of war between the United States and Mexico over the Veracruz Incident and the Tampico Affair.

On May 15, 1915, the ABC Powers met again to sign a more formal treaty, designed to foment cooperation, non-aggression and the arbitration of disputes. It was formulated to resist American influence in the region and to establish a mechanism for consultation between the three signatory countries, such as setting up a permanent mediation commission. The official name was the Consultation, Non-Aggression and Arbitration Pact.

See also

References

  1. ^ 2014 World Service Poll BBC
  • Goliath: Brazil and Chile relations (Spanish)

External links

  • Ministry of Foreign Relations of Chile Official website (Spanish)
  • Brazilian Embassy in Chile Official website (Spanish)


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