June 2013

Where do relations between the U.S. and Brazil stand today?

Inter-American Dialogue Latin America Advisor, 06/10/2013

Paulo Sotero, Director of the Brazil Institute, was featured in a Latin America Advisor Q&A, stating that “after derailing in the wake of Brazil and Turkey's failed mediation efforts on the Iranian nuclear program in 2010, Brazil-U.S. relations were put on a constructive path by Presidents Dilma Rousseff and Barack Obama.”

Paulo Sotero on BBC World News

BBC News, 06/18/2013

Paulo Sotero discussed the recent protests in Brazil against the country’s economy and government in this BBC interview. His appearance begins at the 5:20:15 mark.

Brazil braces for another night of protests

Bloomberg, 6/18/2013

Brazil institute Director Paulo Sotero appeared on Bloomberg Television’s “Taking Stock” to discuss the motivation behind the Brazilian protests.

Paulo Sotero on BBC Radio 4

BBC, 6/19/2013

BBC Radio 4’s The World Tonight featured Paulo Sotero to comment on Brazil’s recent economic and political protests, and the groups of people partaking in these protests. You can hear Sotero’s remarks around the 31:09 mark.

What is behind the protest across Brazil?

KPFK FM, 06/19/2013

Paulo Sotero spoke on KPFK FM’s Background Briefing with Ian Masters regarding the nationwide protests in Brazil.

Massive economic protests as Brazil readies for World Cup

KCRW, 06/19/2013

Paulo Sotero remarked on the recent protests in Brazil during KCRW To the Point radio show.

Middle-class Brazilians find a voice

The Wall Street Journal, 06/19/2013

"Protesters are asserting their sacred civil right to raise their voices and demand respect from authorities and by a self-serving political class that has become an embarrassment to itself and to the nation," said Paulo Sotero, director of the Brazil Institute at the Woodrow Wilson Center for Scholars.

“The Giant Awakes”: protests and riots instead of football parties in Brazil

Tiroler Tageszeitung, 06/20/2013

This article is in German.

Paulo Sotero is quoted in this article on the causes of the recent uprisings in Brazil.

Unrest on road to Rio

The Australian, 06/21/2013

Paulo Sotero’s blog post, “Brazil’s protests spread and enter critical phase” was quoted in an article published in the Australian about the civil unrest surrounding the 2013 Confederations Cup.

Protests highlight grievances of Brazil’s emerging middle class

The Sacramento Bee, 06/21/2013

This piece on Brazil’s protests features several quotes from Paulo Sotero.

This article was also published in the Bellingham Herald, The Gulf Times, and other media outlets.

Brazil protests surge despite concession

The Wall Street Journal, 06/21/2013

"Dilma has to do something in order to respond to this," said Paulo Sotero, director of the Brazil Institute at the Woodrow Wilson Center in Washington, D.C.

Brazilian protests about far more than bus fare hikes – analysis

Eurasia Review, 06/23/2013

This analysis on the protests in Brazil features quotes from Paulo Sotero.

Paulo Sotero interviewed for Avvenire (Avvenire) : “È la rivolta dei figli del miracolo brasiliano”

Avvenire, 06/23/2013

This article is in Italian.

Paulo Sotero was interviewed for a newspaper in Milan on Brazil’s recent uprisings.

Brazil: The Power of the Streets

The Financial Times, 06/23/2013

Paulo Sotero comments on the protests in Brazil in this Financial Times Article. Sotero said, “To sustain this thing, obviously the risk is you will mobilise the wrong crowd, you will see more looting and lose legitimacy.”

Mediation will not quell the anger on Brazil’s streets

The Financial Times, 06/23/201

Paulo Sotero wrote an article for the Financial Times on the Brazilian uprising, the causes fueling it, and the issues facing Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff. Sotero writes, “For now, and until the political system changes, traditional forms of mediation are out and direct democracy is in.”

Brazil’s President Offers Referendum

Wall Street Journal, 06/24/2013

"This could release enormous political energy and, if done right, could be a way for her to come out on top," said Paulo Sotero, who directs the Brazil Institute at the Woodrow Wilson Center in Washington. "Every Brazilian knows the political structure is completely messed up, and though the initiative to change it is coming from the street, she is showing she is listening and understands it."

Paulo Sotero Interviewed on Wisconsin Public Radio

Wisconsin Public Radio, 06/24/2013

Paulo Sotero comments on the protests in Brazil.

Interview: Brazilian political expert says frustrated middle class fueling protests

Radio Free Europe, Radio Liberty, 06/24/2013

Paulo Sotero remarked on the recent protests in Brazil during an interview with RFE/RL Washington bureau chief Heather Maher. 

Protests in Brazil

NPR, 06/25/2013

The Diane Rehm Show featured Paulo Sotero in a panel discussion on what the Brazilian protests mean for Latin America’s biggest economy.

Brazil’s President Proposes Politics to Modify the Referendum

Yam News, 06/26/2013

This article is in Chinese.

This piece on Brazlian President Dilma Rousseff’s referendum proposal quotes Paulo Sotero.

Featured Q&A from the Latin America Advisor

Inter-American Dialogue Latin America Advisor, 06/26/2013

Paulo Sotero was featured in this Q&A pertaining to how massive protests in Brazil will change the country’s political landscape.

Brazil’s economy

CNI English, 06/27/2013

Director of the Brazil Institute, Paulo Sotero, was interviewed by CRI English regarding the effects of a staggering economy on the protests sweeping through Brazilian streets.

Paulo Sotero featured on Foro Interamericano

VOA, 06/28/2013

Director of the Brazil Institute, Paulo Sotero speaks with VOA's Foro Interamericano on Brazil's continued protests

Brazil’s great moment of hope: interview with Paulo Sotero

Global Observatory, 06/28/2013

Director of the Brazil Institute, Paulo Sotero, spoke with Global Observatory on the ongoing protests in Brazil, noting that "People in power are really ignoring the common man’s plight, and I think that is what made this thing boil over."

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