Responses to President Dilma’s Postponement of State Visit
O Estado de S. Paulo, 09/18/2013
Paulo Sotero authored this article about President Rousseff’s decision to postpone the state visit the U.S. and how it will affect her presidency both short and long-term.
O Estado de S. Paulo, 09/19/2013
Paulo Sotero contributed this analysis on the repercussions of Brazil’s House of Representatives Foreign Relations Committee’s decision to send a delegation to Russia to speak to Edward Snowden about the espionage activities of the NSA.
The Director of the Brazil Institute sat down for an interview with CCTV to discuss US-Brazil relations after the announcement that Brazil’s state visit would be postponed.
Asia One World, 09/19/2013
"It is especially important to rebuild a climate of mutual trust that no longer exists," stated Paulo Sotero this article about US-Brazil relations in the wake of espionage allegations and the delayed state visit. This article was also published by Global Post.
Financial Times, 09/17/2013
The Director of the Brazil Institute is quoted in this article on the subject of whether Brazil’s president will continue the planned visit to the US in light of the recent revelations of US spying. (Note: This link will ask you to log in.)
Folha de S. Paulo, 09/18/2013
Paulo Sotero is quoted in this article, on how the espionage allegations have influenced the relations between the US and Brazil, stating that the espionage accusations poisoned the environment and nothing concrete would have resulted from the visit. (Article in Portuguese)
Paulo Sotero is quoted in this article about the postponement of Brazilian President Rousseff’s visit to the United States after espionage allegations were made public.
NTN 25 La Noche, 09/13/2013
Paulo Sotero, Director of the Brazil Institute, spoke with NTN 25 La Noche about recent NSA spying allegations on Brazilian telecommunications and President Dilma Rousseff's correspondence with other Latin American heads of state.
The Wall Street Journal, 09/02/2013
Director of the Brazil Institute Paulo Sotero is quoted in this piece about the NSA’s effect on Brazil and U.S. relations.
O Estado de S. Paulo, 08/27/2013
In this piece, originally written in Portuguese, Paulo Sotero provides an overview of how the initial revelations of NSA activities in Brazil affected diplomatic relations between countries, claiming that, “with two months ahead of President Dilma Rousseff’s state visit to the United States in October, expectations that the event would deepen and strengthen relations between the countries have already vanished…”
Valor Economico, 08/26/2013
In this article about the economic expectation of Dilma Rousseff’s state visit to Washington, Paulo Sotero, Director of the Brazil Institute is quoted explain that the Brazilian government’s recent movement aimed at attracting foreign investment should facilitate the rekindling of relations with the US.
New America, 10/03/2013
Paulo Sotero, Director of the Brazil Institute, responds to the following question about the NSA spying leaks: “These reactions didn’t happen in a vacuum. Put your country’s response into historical context. What’s the history of surveillance there?”