Brazil's strategic importance to the United States has diminished since the 1970s. Back then, the Americans adopted a more protectionist policy concerning agricultural and manufactured products exported by Brazilians.
This stance has not changed much over the past five decades, regardless of whether a Republican or Democrat occupies the White House. Eventual advances in favor of Brazil came from negotiating through the Itamaraty, and Palácio do Planalto. The current election may be historic in many ways, but it will hardly change that balance.
The analysis is from those who follow the commercial relations between the two countries. Looking ahead, Brazil's role grows.
Donald Trump's stay would be a bit of a repeat of what has been seen in recent years. A Joe Biden victory, in turn, even has the potential to change the scenario for the better, expanding trade relations between Brazil and the USA - but only if the Brazilian government adopts a more pragmatic and aligned foreign policy on issues such as the environment and foreign trade.
Translated by Kiratiana Freelon