Sunday, April 24, 2011
For anyone that can read Spanish or doesn't mind reading a Google-translated article, this one goes over the increasing international aid Brazil has been giving out, as it continues to get used to its role as a donor country and not a receiver of aid, giving $1.9 billion in aid for projects (technical, humanitarian aid, etc.) and $3.2 billion in debt cancellation from 2005 to 2010. Brazil also participates in 11 UN missions with 2500 people involved in those, and most of those people are in Haiti.
As for where Brazilian aid goes, unsurprisingly most of it is concentrated nearby:
76% of international aid from Brazil is concentrated in the countries of Latin America and the Caribbean: Haiti, Paraguay, Guatemala, Cuba, Peru, Colombia, Ecuador and Bolivia. 16.4% goes to Asia (East Timor, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Afghanistan) and 7.2% to African countries (Mozambique, Guinea-Bissau, Cabo Verde, Sao Tome e Principe, and Angola).