Publications and Research

Document Type

Book Review

Publication Date

Fall 11-21-2022


Book review of "The American 'Amigo', Nelson Rockefeller and Brazil" by Antonio Pedro Tota, translated from Portuguese into English with a brief summary of all chapters and reviewers' comments. It is a great source for students of U.S. relations with Brazil, during and after World War II. Starting in 1945, Nelson Rockefeller used private and public efforts to stimulate Brazilian economic, promote political, and social change, always with idealism, love of art, and humanitarian concerns, especially preventing any Brazilian pursuits of Communism.


To prevent communism from spreading in Brazil, Rockefeller focused on combating social inequality in general. Additionally, he incentivized urban development in São Paulo, the creation of museums also in Rio de Janeiro, alongside other interests such as rubber cultivation and the importation and implementation of modern agricultural and industrial practices from the United States.

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License.



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