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Mercosur and the Creation of the Free Trade Area of the Americas

Summary and examination of negotiations aimed at the creation of the Free Trade Area of the Americas, with special attention to the positions of Mercosur countries. Completed with financial support from the Tinker Foundation and the GE Foundation.

Pope Francis Challenges Brazil’s Leaders to Address Economic Inequality

The first Latin American Pope has come to Brazil with a message that challenges leaders to address the needs of the “have-nots” at a time when citizens have become increasingly restless about economic inequality. Will Pope Francis’ message have an impact on Brazilian politics and renew interest in the Catholic Church among Brazil’s youth? Paulo Sotero provides context.

Fulbright Expands Program with Brazil

The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and the Council for International Exchange of Scholars (CIES) are pleased to announce that 49 grants are available in the 2013-14 Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program competition for U.S. academics, professionals, and early and mid-career researchers to teach and/or conduct research in Brazil.

Amazonian Literature, Part I: "Literature in the Brazilian Amazon"

When one thinks of the Amazon, art is rarely the first thing that comes to mind. But it was the Amazon—and specifically, the bustling, ethnically diverse port city of Manaus—that gave Brazil one of its most famous contemporary poets, Thiago de Mello, and a world-renowned orchestra conductor, Claudio Santoro. Manaus is also the birthplace of Milton Hatoum and Márcio Souza, novelists whose creative work have brought renewed attention to Amazonian cultural production. In Part I of this Special Report, Souza highlights the uniqueness of the history and culture of the Amazon and its contribution to Brazilian art.

Former President of Brazil Visits Wilson Center

On December 6 Fernando Henrique Cardoso spoke to commemorate the 25th Anniversary of the Transitions from Authoritarian Rule Project at the Wilson Center.

Directions for Brazil-United States Relations

A summary of testimony given by Paulo Sotero, director of the Brazil Institute, at a public hearing on Directions for Brazil-United States Relations before the Federal Senate of Brazil.

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