Paulo Sotero, director of the Brazil Institute, discusses President Dilma Rousseff's recent comments on monetary policy.
As Latin American nations work to combat poverty and underdevelopment, issues of environmental importance—from demographics to climate change—will come into play. Panelists discuss those trends and challenges.
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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.
The Initiative for the Integration of the Regional Infrastructure of South America (IIRSA)—conceived during the 2000 Meeting of South American presidents—is meant to forge links between all South American countries by integrating three strategic economic sectors: transportation, energy, and telecommunications. To discuss these pressing issues, on January 16, 2008, the Brazil Institute and the Wilson Center's Environmental Change and Security Program (ECSP) and Latin American Program co-sponsored a half-day seminar to assess the potential impacts of infrastructure projects planned or underway in the Amazon region.
Brazil - U.S. Bilateral Relations A Dynamic Agenda for the 21st Century June 2003