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Brazil dislike U.S. support of India as new permanent member of the U.N. Security Council.

President Obama and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh at a news conference in New Delhi on Monday. Mr. Obama was on a three-day visit to India

Working tirelessly during decades, Brazil`s diplomacy has been trying to obtain a permanent membership of the United Nations Security Council.  Both former presidents Cardozo and Lula did so, and now Brazils new President elect Dilma Rousseff will continue with this task. Brazil wants to be recognized as a major player in world politics, and being at the UN Security Council is an important part of the brazilian ambitions.

But, yesterday the United States did a move that could put Brazil ambitions in the fridge for a long time.

During his visit to India, President Obama declared a strategic alliance with the asiatic country and also announced U.S. support of India as the american candidate to join the U.N. Security Council as the new permanente member.

By endorsing India for a permanent seat on the United Nations Security Council, President Obama on Monday signaled the United States’ intention to create a deeper partnership of the world’s two largest democracies that would expand commercial ties and check the influence of an increasingly assertive China.

The headline moment of the trip was Mr. Obama’s announcement on the United Nations seat, even though the endorsement is seemingly as much symbolic as substantive, given the serious political obstacles that have long stalled efforts to reform membership of the Security Council.

All the major powers have said the post-World War II structure of the Security Council, in which the United States, Britain, France, Russia and China have permanent seats with veto power, should be changed to reflect a different balance of power. But it could take years for any changes to be made, partly because there is no agreement on which countries should be promoted to an enlarged Security Council.

The United States has promised to support a promotion for Japan and now India. China is viewed as far less eager for its Asian neighbors to acquire permanent membership in the Council.

But administration officials and independent analysts emphasized the significance of the president’s political message.

Ben Rhodes, a top foreign policy adviser to Mr. Obama, said…READ MORE HERE