RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Brazilian government is under intense pressure from Western powers to change its stance on the war in Ukraine and abstain from votes on excluding Russia from international bodies.
As might be expected, it is American and British diplomats who are leading the offensive, hoping that Brazil will join the Western bloc that is trying to achieve Vladimir Putin's isolation among Latin American countries as well.
While in several countries around the world, pressure from major powers has been accompanied by threats to cut support for certain development programs, this scenario has not been repeated . . .