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Opinion: Brazil – the best thing that could have happened to us

By Diego Ramiro Guelar*

(Opinion) At the end of the 1960s - in the last century - Argentina accounted for 39% of South America's GDP, and Brazil for only 26%.

Fifty years later, Argentina's share is 15%, and Brazil's is 51%.

This explains why the admiration and respect that Brazilians felt for us waned, despite the fascination that Buenos Aires still exerts in the collective imagination of Brazilians.

We spent 100 years competing with each other and developing a "war hypothesis" that culminated in the 1950s.

Both sides created nuclear agencies to build the "bomb," intending to eventually drop . . .

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