Most of the BRICS are far from becoming major powers. While the United States has $57,000 GDP/capita, the BRICs' GDP/capita ranges from a tiny $1,500 (India) and low level of $6,800 (China) to modest levels of $11,200 (Brazil) and Russia ($14,600).
Latin American multinationals are becoming world players - no longer content to be mere
primary-good exporters as in the past, they are staking claims as major investors, launching
projects and investing in local operations all over the globe.