What does a bad movie say about Brazil’s military ambitions?

On Monday I travel to Rio de Janeiro to cover Latin America Aerospace and Defense (LAAD) 2011, the biannual arms extravaganza below the equator. Much has changed in the six years since I last covered LAAD. Brazil is now firmly among the ranks of the world’s largest economic powers. It is not a world military power, but the role and stature of the armed forces is certainly changing. I profiled these changes in one my pre-LAAD feature stories in this week’s magazine. 

Watch the Portugese-language movie trailer below (you can get the overall gist despite the language barrier, I think), then read my article: “Brazilian ambitions propel Embraer Defence Systems.


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