Trade and Development News

The real will only be successful when Brazilian and international interest rates are equal, says Persio Arida

Jul 03, 2012
Read the English translation of O Estado de S.Paulo's interview with Persio Arida, former Wilson Center Public Policy Scholar and Brazilian Central Bank President, about the success of Plano Real after 18 years.

Latin American Program in the News: Ecuador president mulls Julian Assange asylum bid

Jun 25, 2012
Ecuadorean President Rafael Correa is considering whether to grant Julian Assange's request for asylum, a move that would offend the United States and the European Union.

Rio+20 and the World of Clarice

Jun 22, 2012
"As governments clearly fumbled in the face of the complex challenges of imagining and building a more equitable and sustainable economic growth model in the decades ahead, I saw senior business executives and leaders of civil society engaged in intelligent and productive dialogue about difficult issues," writes Paulo Sotero.

"U.S.-Russian Relations: The Legacy of Jackson-Vanik" Collection Now Available

Jun 05, 2012
A landmark achievement for human rights, the Jackson-Vanik Amendment to the Trade Act of 1974 makes favorable trade status conditional on the freedom of emigration. Almost 40 years later, the amendment is still in effect for certain nations, including Russia, which has complicated the U.S.-Russia trade relationship.

Integración: sueño y realidad en Sudamérica

Jun 04, 2012
View the article Hon. Antonio Simões published in conjunction with the Fundación Alexandre de Gusmão about Brazil's integration and relationship with the rest of Latin America.

Bombardier is back on track in Brazil

May 30, 2012
The trade relationship between Canada and Brazil has long been rocky, due largely to an ugly dispute over government subsidies to their respective airplane manufacturers—Bombardier and Embraer—in the late 1990s. During a visit to São Paulo last year, Prime Minister Stephen Harper lamented the “barely $6 billion in business” between the countries in 2010, vowing to renew relations with the South American powerhouse.

Latin American Program in the News: Ex-minister target of Colombian bomb

May 16, 2012
A former top Colombian official survived an assassination attempt on May 15 after a daylight bombing in the country's capital.

The Brazilian Challenge: How to Manage Asymmetrical Regional Relations Beyond the OAS

May 12, 2012
View the latest article by Paulo Sotero, director of the Brazil Institute in the most recent issue of Revista CIBOD d'afers internacionals.

Remarks by Pakistan Commerce Secretary Zafar Mahmood on Pakistan-India trade

Apr 26, 2012
The full text of Mahmood's key address at the Wilson Center's April 23 conference on Pakistan-India trade.

Latin American Program in the News: Insulza urges U.S. to accept Cuba at Summit of the Americas

Apr 25, 2012
“The fact that we have talked about Cuba so much demonstrates that this is a problem of the United States”, said Insulza during a conference at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. “Is it worth keeping an artificial situation for the rest of the countries in the region, and indeed, defend a policy that has had no success in 50 years?”, he questioned in relation to the trade embargo that Washington imposed on the communist island in 1962. (In Spanish)

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