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.
Paulo Sotero, director of the Brazil Institute, speaks with PRI's The World on former President Fernando Henrique Cardoso's recent award from the Library of Congress
Report on the Third Congressional Study Mission on Innovation to California in March 2013.
This conference, co-sponsored by The Brookings Institution and the Brazil Institute on September 28, 2007, gathered notable foreign policy scholars and practitioners to discuss recent developments in Brazil's foreign affairs. The goal of the seminar was to better understand the domestic pressures within Brazilian society and its foreign policy establishment as it continues to promote economic and social development.
Leadership Discussion Series: A Conversation with the Governor of the State of Mato Grosso, Blairo Maggi
In an effort to provide Brazilian leaders with greater exposure to the Washington policy community and advance understanding of Brazilian issues in the United States, the Brazil Institute held the fourth interactive forum of its ongoing leadership discussion series with Governor Blairo Borges Maggi, of the state of Mato Grosso, which has part of its territory in the Amazon biome. The intent of Maggi's visit to the United States was to highlight his administration's efforts to balance and produce positive results for both forest conservation and economic development.