It is with sorrow that the Brazil Institute and the Latin American Program of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars learned this morning about the tragic death of Dr. Zilda Arns Neumann in the devastating earthquake that hit Haiti on Tuesday. The sad news was confirmed by her brother, Paulo Evaristo Arns, the former cardinal of São Paulo, and by the Brazilian government. Dr. Arns was 75. "She died in the cause she has always believed," said Cardinal Arns in a statement. According to news reports, 14 Brazilian soldiers of the U.N. mission in Haiti are also among the dead.
On October 29, Brazilians re-elected President Luiz Inácio "Lula" da Silva in a runoff election. His policies are credited with helping millions rise from poverty, a key factor in his victory. This article explores Lula's first presidential term and the political landscape leading up to the election.
Brazil has just sworn in its first female president, Dilma Rousseff, who follows on the heels of the ever-popular outgoing President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva. Panelists at several recent Brazil Institute events speculate on the challenges and priorities of the new administration.
Esta conferência realizada em The Brookings Institution 28 de setembro de 2007, com o co-patrocínio do Brazil Institute do Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, reuniu estudiosos e praticantes de política externa para discutir desdobramentos recentes na política externa do Brasil. Nosso objetivo era melhor compreender as pressões domésticas no interior da sociedade brasileira e a formulação de sua política externa no contexto das país que o país adotou para promover seu desenvolvimento econômico e social.
As the Brazil protest continue, the pressure mounts to convict those sentenced during the mensalão trials
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).
An exhibition of 18 paintings by Brazilian artist Luis Bitencourt at the Wilson Center, February 6-27, 2004