Latin America News

Influenza Outbreak in the Americas

May 05, 2009
International efforts to contain the H1N1 influenza are commendable, said experts at an event sponsored by the Mexico Institute and the Global Health Initiative. However, the panel warned that the upcoming flu season in the Southern Hemisphere could bring a second, perhaps more dangerous, round of infections.

Announcing: The Americas Center of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta

Apr 22, 2009
The Americas Center intends to understand, cooperate and coordinate with, and respond effectively to changes in Latin American, Caribbean, and Spanish financial institutions and markets. Our mission involves better supervising constituencies, strengthening the Federal Reserve System's and Sixth Federal Reserve District's voice and influence in hemispheric policymaking, and adding value to evolving regional payment processing.The Americas Center also maintains a comprehensive research and analysis portal, featuring the publication EconSouth, a quarterly economic and business magazine featuring articles on regional, national, and international issues pertinent to the Southeast. The Center also produces much of its content in Portuguese.

Paulo Sotero discusses the financial crisis and Brazil's role in coordinating international action on Globo News Painel

Apr 06, 2009
Hosted by William Waak, three panelists Eduardo Giannetti Ibmec-SP, Paulo Tenani FGV-SP, Paulo Sotero Woodrow Wilson Center, discuss. Watch video: financial crisis Watch video: Brazil and the G-20 [Videos in Portuguese]

Article by Paulo Sotero published on ForeignPolicy.com

Apr 01, 2009
'What Lula can Teach 'White People'""When Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva last week blamed "white people with blue eyes" for the global economic meltdown, it was an odd gaffe for a leader known and respected around the world for his pragmatism. 'Lula had a Chávez day,' wrote the São Paulo daily Estadao, discounting the unfortunate utterance made in Brasilia at a joint press conference with British Prime Minister Gordon Brown." [Read full article]

EXCLUSIVE: President Lula on GPS with Fareed Zakaria

Mar 30, 2009
Fareed sits down with President Lula of Brazil in an exclusive interview. Lula discusses the G20 summit, his meeting with Obama, and his expectations for Brazil's economy. Watch video on CNN

Combating Organized Crime in Mexico and Latin America

Mar 19, 2009
Organized crime in Mexico has caused an estimated 11,000 deaths between 2005 and 2008. To draw lessons on dealing with crime and drug trafficking from the experiences of other countries, the Latin American Program sponsored the conference, "International Efforts to Combat Organized Crime."

Brazil Institute 2008 Report of Activities

Dec 31, 2008
The Brazil Institute concluded a very active year—coordinating over 20 public events—with two major seminars focusing on "Agribusiness and Sustainability in Brazil" and "Prospects for Brazil-U.S. Relations in the New American Administration."Read the 2008 Report of Activities in PortugueseRead the 2008 Report of Activities in English

Washington Post-Woodrow Wilson Center Fellows Featured in Newspaper

Dec 30, 2008
The Washington Post features articles about Latin America by the five Washington Post-Woodrow Wilson Center Fellows. The program brings professional journalists from Latin America to Washington, D.C. for a two-week exchange of dialogue and professional development.

Announcing Brazil Institute Public Policy Scholar

Dec 19, 2008
Renowned historian of Latin America and especially Brazil, Leslie Bethell joined the Brazil Institute on December 3rd as a Public Policy Scholar-in-residence to conduct research on "Brazil in the New Global Order." A professor emeritus at the University of London, Bethell was previously director of the Center of Brazilian Studies at Oxford University. He presented his project on December 9th to an audience of Wilson Center fellows, scholars and staff. "Brazil is today internationally regarded, along with China and India, as a key ‘emerging power' in the first half of the 21st century," he said. "And yet Brazil has always punched well below its weight in world affairs. Only relatively recently, in the last 10 years or so, has Brazil begun to play a role in world affairs in any way commensurate with its importance, real and potential."Read more...

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