January 2011

Miami Herald, 01/27/2011

"'There are clear signs of change in Brazil regarding an effort to reconnect with the United States,' said Paulo Sotero, head of the Brazil program at the Washington, D.C.-based Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. 'This is a new moment in the relationship, following the episodes that had caused so much damage over the past two years.'"

O Estado de S. Paulo, 01/03/2011

Brazil Institute Director Paulo Sotero wrote an op-ed on the upcoming administration of President Dilma Rousseff, following outgoing president, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, who is credited with eight years of economic success that has helped bring 20 million people out of poverty.

Read the English translation on the BrazilPortal here

Los Angeles Times, 01/02/2011

"Paulo Sotero, of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, said Rousseff will have to demonstrate that she can make the tricky transition from being a 'competent technocrat' to a president able to create consensus among Brazil's congressional members and the bureaucracy. 'Now she will have to show she can lead,' Sotero said. 'The business of governing Brazil is first and foremost about managing a coalition of political parties that span the ideological spectrum, share a voracious appetite for government jobs and public resources, and see in every piece of legislation an opportunity to extract a concession from the executive.'"

BBC News, 01/01/2011

In this analysis, Brazil Institute Director Paulo Sotero looks at the challenges President Dilma Roussefff faces in governing Latin America's biggest nation.

Al Jazeera English, 01/01/2011

Brazil Institute Director Paulo Sotero is interviewed on the upcoming administration of President Dilma Rousseff, following outgoing president, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, who was credited with eight years of economic success that has helped bring 20 million people out of poverty.

 

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