University of Miami Inter-American Law Review


This Article deals with the analytical history of the Treaty of Amity, Commerce and Navigation between the U.S. and Brazil. In the first part of the Article, the author analyzed all the provisions of the Treaty entered into between the two countries on December 12, 1828. The second part examined the historical causes for the early termination of the Treaty, 13 years after its execution. It suggests and evidences that the historical cause lies in a political factor, that is, the conflicts between a Republican form of government and the Brazilian Imperial political system. The third and final part of the Article deals with the economic history of investments and business between the two countries. It finalizes to suggest the economic losses to both countries in the absence of a new Treaty in force. It also makes an exhortation to both countries to enter into a new Treaty of Amity, Commerce and Navigation