Latin America News
Jun 24, 2008
Dr. Ruth Cardoso was an influential Brazilian intellectual and a innovative and effective social policymaker. She was 77 years-old. News agencies around the world have commented on her contributions to Brazilian society. Director of the Brazil Institute Paulo Sotero, who was in São Paulo for the wake, issued a statement of remembrance. An Associated Press article is available here. To see the coverage from O Estado de S.Paulo click here.
May 21, 2008
New report by Dolia Estévez on the conference that took place October 7-8, 2007 in El Paso, Texas.
May 02, 2008
The Washington Post and the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars announce the first group of winners of their Fellowship for Latin America Journalists program. The winners are: Jorge Carrasco, Proceso (Mexico); Alfonso Cuéllar, Semana (Colombia); Luciana Franco, Revista Globo Rural (Brazil); Maurizio Guerrero, PODER y Negocios (Mexico) and Flavia Tavares, O Estado de S Paulo (Brazil).
May 01, 2008
The Amazon rainforest remains the largest continuous forest in the world, though economic development as well as natural causes threaten its survival. The Brazil Institute recently assembled panelists to discuss necessary conservation efforts to help preserve this vast, tropical treasure.
May 01, 2008
Apr 05, 2008
The Brazil Institute is pleased to announce the release of Interesse Nacional, a new Portuguese language quarterly journal dedicated to advancing a pluralistic debate about the challenges confronting Brazil. Rubens Barbosa, former Brazilian Ambassador to the United States and founder and publisher of the new publication, explained that as the name of the journal indicates, "we are committed to Brazil's national interests. The journal was created to provide a forum for the various visions of these national interests, which are diverse and not always convergent in a democratic society that is engaged in the global scene."
Mar 20, 2008
Georgetown University's Solidarity Committee and Camborone Productions will host a screening of "Beyond Borders: The Debate Over Human Migration" on Tuesday, April 8th. The film explores the drivers of immigration and includes interviews with Border Patrol agents, radio celebrities, migrants and immigration experts. Click here for more information.
Feb 19, 2008
On February 19th, 2008 the Woodrow Wilson Center's Mexico Institute presented Don Eugenio Garza Lagüera with the award for Corporate Citizenship. The award was presented at a benefit dinner at Club Industrial de Monterrey. Eduardo Cepeda, President and General Director of J.P. Morgan Mexico and Lorenzo Zambrano, CEO of CEMEX served as dinner chairmen.
Feb 08, 2008
Paulo Sotero discusses the U.S.-Colombian free trade deal that has been met with unusual resistance from both sides. Video