Brazil Project Director Luis Bitencourt tells of the important work his Project embarks on to help foster Brazil-U.S. relations.
Ruling on controversial cases such as abortion and stem cell research, Brazil's Supreme Federal Tribunal (STF) has become a highly visible institution that plays a central role in Brazil's maturing democracy. In his first visit to the U.S. since assuming the rotating presidency of the STF last April, Minister Gilmar Mendes spoke at the Woodrow Wilson Center on October 24, 2008, about constitutional adjudication in Brazil and the challenges of reconciling the protection of fundamental rights with democracy. This Special Report is an original essay written by Gilmar Mendes.
Regional Integration in the Amazon Moving forward with the ACTO March 2005 Video of this event is now available online
The Brazil Institute follows the ongoing protests in Brazil.
On June 27, 2009, O Estado de São Paulo published an article by Renato Cruz on Ricardo Sennes' presentation at a recent seminar co-sponsored by the Brazil Institute and Prospectiva Consultoria. To read the article in Portuguese, view the PDF file.The article is also available electronically on O Estado de São Paulo's website.