RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The days when blue-helmeted UN troops paraded in armored cars through Haitian shanty towns or manned frigates in the Middle East are now a pale memory for the Brazilian military.
In February 2021, there were 76 Brazilians serving in UN peacekeeping missions, the lowest figure this century. The number represents 3% of the peak of Brazilian participation 10 years ago.
At the time, it was the peak of MINUSTAH, the UN mission in Haiti whose troops were commanded by Brazil, and which ended in 2017.
Since then, the country has terminated its participation in Unifil . . .