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Amid Crisis, Rousseff Seeks Closer Ties with U.S.

Apr 20, 2015
Paulo Sotero, Director of the Brazil Institute, discusses the impact of the current economic and political crisis on Brazil's foreign policy vis-à-vis the U.S. in an article for the Huffington Post.
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Will New Economic Measures Revive Brazil’s Economy?

Apr 03, 2015
Facing both political and economic problems, Brazil is attempting to revive its economy. Will the “austerity” measures work, and if so, how long will it take to see progress? Brazil Institute Global Fellow Monica de Bolle provides analysis in this edition of CONTEXT.

Brazil's Political Outlook: The Emerging Tensions of Dilma's Second Term

Feb 13, 2015
Brazil Institute Fellow Matthew Taylor analyzes the burdens that President Dilma Rousseff must overcome in her second term as head of state.

Amid Division and Paralysis, an Isolated Rousseff Confronts Scandal and Her Own Troubled Legacy

Feb 12, 2015
Director Paulo Sotero authors this piece for The Huffington Post discussing President Dilma Rousseff's challenges in the near future with the recent scandals and economic woes.

Brazilian President Begins New Term With Tough Road Ahead

Jan 01, 2015
Paulo Sotero, Director of the Brazil Institute, spoke with NPR on Dilma Rousseff's second terms and the challenges ahead.

A changed context favors better US–Brazil relations as President Rousseff begins second term

Jan 01, 2015
As President Dilma Rousseff takes on her second term in office, confronted with various domestic challenges, prospect for Brazil-US relations are favorable.

Plataforma Democrática on the Integration of Cuba in a Democratic Latin America

Dec 22, 2014
Plataforma Democrática, a Brazil-based discussion forum, released a report following the historic announcement on December 17 by presidents Barack Obama and Raul Castro of their decision to normalize the United States-Cuba relations.

Brasil exhausto: la parálisis impone una reforma

Dec 17, 2014
Director Paulo Sotero writes for Politica Externa on President Dilma Rousseff's next term.

Digging up Orthodoxy

Dec 02, 2014
Brazil Institute Global Fellow Monica de Bolle gives her take on Dilma Roussef's economic team.
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Preserving the Amazon: A Race Against Time

Nov 13, 2014
Researchers from the United States and the state of São Paulo met at a FAPESP (Foundation for Research Support of the State of São Paulo) symposium in Washington, DC to present the latest findings from their studies of the Amazon. The “FAPESP-U.S. Collaborative Research on the Amazon” meeting was organized in partnership with the U.S. Department of Energy and the Brazil Institute of the Wilson Center. One of the featured speakers was noted biodiversity expert, Tom Lovejoy. We spoke with him about the state of the Amazon and efforts to preserve its endangered ecosystem.

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