Celso Amorim, Brazil's Foreign Minister
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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