No, this is not true. The diversification of diplomatic ties and trade relations between Brazil did not imply the neglect of its relationships with traditional partners. It is true that weight of these countries in the Brazilian trade balance has decreased, but that was the result of trade diversification, ie, the growth or emergence of new partnerships. The proof is that even with the international crisis of 2008, the absolute value of Brazilian exports to the United States grew from $ 15.5 billion in 2002 to US $ 24.8 billion in 2013. Sales growth for the European Union was even greater: jumped from $ 15.1 billion to $ 47.7 billion in the same period of time.