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Declassified Documents Given By Biden to Rousseff Detail Secret Dictatorship-Era Executions, “Psychophysical” Torture in Brazil

Jul 09, 2014
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.

20th Anniversary of the Real Plan

Jul 01, 2014
On the 20th anniversary of the Real Plan, which stabilized the Brazilian economy, Persio Arida, former Wilson Center Scholar and father of the plan, calls for a round of structural reforms.
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Why Soccer-loving Brazilians are Voicing Discontent Over World Cup

Jun 12, 2014
Hopes for Brazil’s burgeoning economy were high when the World Cup was awarded to the country in 2007. But now many Brazilians accuse the World Cup celebrations of draining $15 billion of Brazil’s resources into the international economy. Sports writer Dave Zirin and Paulo Sotero talk to Jeffrey Brown of PBS Newshour.

For Brazilians, a World Cup of Woe

Jun 12, 2014
When the World Cup ends a month from now — I hope with a sixth star shining on the golden jerseys of the home team — the problems that plagued Brazil's hosting effort will remain, writes Paulo Sotero in The Los Angeles Times.

On Eve of World Cup, Brazil Well-Regarded in Much of the World

Jun 11, 2014
According to a new survey by the Pew Research Center, views of Brazil internationally are positive.

Brazil 2014 World Cup Media Coverage

Jun 11, 2014
This section will offer continuous coverage of the 2014 FIFA World Cup taking place in Brazil.

Brazilians Are Divided Over Games

Jun 02, 2014
Brazil Institute Director Paulo Sotero discusses Brazilian divisiveness over hosting the World Cup and Olympics on Bloomberg Television’s “In The Loop".

Directions for Brazil-United States Relations

Apr 29, 2014
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.

In Memoriam: Peter Dexter Bell

Apr 10, 2014
The Wilson Center’s Brazil Institute, Latin American Program and Urban Sustainability Laboratory are saddened to learn of the passing of our dear friend, Peter Dexter Bell.

A Restart of the Stunted Relations with the U.S.

Mar 19, 2014
Paulo Sotero, Director of the Brazil Institute, presents his views on the stunted relations between Brazil and the U.S.

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