Brazil’s economic and political transformation and consequent impact on the western hemisphere and the world offer many valuable opportunities for Canada to strengthen its relations with this increasingly influential country, reinforce their mutual equality and understanding, and ultimately benefit the people and prosperity of both countries. In order to maximise these opportunities and realise their full benefit and potential now and in the future, Canada’s engagement with Brazil needs to intensify and, most importantly, needs to be strategic.
Mato Grosso means thick forests, and the name was once apt. But today, this Brazilian state is a global epicenter of deforestation. Driven by profits derived from fertile soil, the region's dense forests have been aggressively cleared over the past decade, and Mato Grasso is now Brazil's leading producer of soy, corn and cattle, exported across the globe by multinational companies.
"What we are seeing here is institutions that work," says Paulo Sotero, director of the Brazil Institute, on the Brazilian supreme courts corruption trial.
A new summary series, providing concise and timely event briefs of important public policy issues relevant to contemporary debates in Brazil. The briefs showcase commentary and research from leading policymakers, Brazilian and Brazilianist scholars, pivotal government officials and prominent business figures.
Favored to win reelection in 2014 but facing a deteriorating economy, Rousseff has positive and negative incentives to change course. But first comes the World Cup and, possibly, the return of street protests, writes Paulo Sotero.
A joint report published by the Brazil Institute and the Comparative Urban Studies Project (CUSP). Written by Daniel Nogueira Budny, former program assistant for the Brazil Institute, the report focuses on how participatory requirements in Brazil's City Statute has reshaped the way urban policy is formulated.