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.
Race Relations in Brazil and the US Diversity in Perspectives August 2002
The Brazil Institute announces the launch of the new BRAZIL PORTAL blog, a comprehensive news aggregator that covers Brazilian foreign and national affairs as well as environmental, economic, social, scientific and political issues in Brazil.
Brazil - United States Relations: 2004 and Beyond December 2004
A panel of experts assessed the potential effects of the United States and Canada shifting North American oil supplies in light of Mexico's projected decline in oil production. At the conference, hosted by the Wilson Center's Canada, Mexico, and Brazil Institutes, they also examined the prospects of Brazil emerging as a major oil supplier.
Latin American Program in the News: Support, But Some Disappointment, as Obama Heads to Americas Summit
President Obama travels to Colombia for the Sixth Summit of the Americas. Our experts discuss Obama's leadership in the region and possible topics to be covered at the Summit.