The trade relationship between Canada and Brazil has long been rocky, due largely to an ugly dispute over government subsidies to their respective airplane manufacturers—Bombardier and Embraer—in the late 1990s. During a visit to São Paulo last year, Prime Minister Stephen Harper lamented the “barely $6 billion in business” between the countries in 2010, vowing to renew relations with the South American powerhouse.
The Americas Center intends to understand, cooperate and coordinate with, and respond effectively to changes in Latin American, Caribbean, and Spanish financial institutions and markets. Our mission involves better supervising constituencies, strengthening the Federal Reserve System's and Sixth Federal Reserve District's voice and influence in hemispheric policymaking, and adding value to evolving regional payment processing.The Americas Center also maintains a comprehensive research and analysis portal, featuring the publication EconSouth, a quarterly economic and business magazine featuring articles on regional, national, and international issues pertinent to the Southeast. The Center also produces much of its content in Portuguese.
Social Policy in Brazil Public Health, Poverty, and Social Inclusion March 2006
Cattle ranching has become the biggest environmental challenge for Brazil's Mato Grosso state, which has launched a "cattle moratorium" to combat Amazon destruction, the state's governor said on Tuesday.Mato Grosso is calling on meatpackers to stop buying cattle raised in newly cleared areas of the world's largest rain forest. Environmental activists have cited ranching as a prime driver of Amazon degradation.
On the 25th anniversary of his death, a memorial service for Chico Mendes, Brazilian environmental martyr and union leader will take place.
Ruy Mesquita, director of the newspaper O Estado de S. Paulo, received the Woodrow Wilson Award for Public Service, and Mauricio Botelho, CEO of Embraer, the Woodrow Wilson Award for Corporate Citizenship.