Declassified Documents Given By Biden to Rousseff Detail Secret Dictatorship-Era Executions, “Psychophysical” Torture in Brazil
During Vice President Joe Biden’s recent trip to Brazil, President Rousseff was given a recently declassified US report containing the details of Brazilian torture during the military dictatorship.
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.
Happy Holidays from the Latin American Program, Brazil Institute, and Mexico Institute! In this newsletter you will find the highlights of our work in the second semester, 2011.
Follow the events of Rio+20: United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development
Azeredo da Silveira: um Depoimento (Azeredo da Silveira: A Testimony)
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.
Take a look at the Brazil Institute's 2009-2010 Annual Report
Director of the Brazil Institute, Paulo Sotero, speaks to NPR regarding the continued coverage of Edward Snowden.