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Celso Amorim, Brazil's Foreign Minister


Celso Amorim (l) and Lyse Doucet
Celso Amorim after yet another day of trade talks
This is Celso Amorim's second time as Brazil's foreign minister. He was hand-picked for the job by President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva after his election victory in October 2002.

Mr Amorim tells Lyse Doucet how he thinks Brazil's self-esteem has grown in the past few years.

First as a leading country in South America -- where he also believes Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez has a contribution to make.

And second as a player on the world stage, in particular in trade negotiations. He says that he used to get angry and walk out of talks because of the way he and his country were treated, but now he feels the richer countries are willing to listen.

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First broadcast 23 February 2007
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