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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.

Reelected, Rousseff Promises She Will be “A Better President"

Oct 27, 2014
Director of the Brazil Institute, Paulo Sotero, gives his take on Dilma Rousseff's reelection.

Brazilians to elect a new president in an atypically sour mood

Oct 20, 2014
Paulo Sotero shares his take on the upcoming second round of the Brazilian Presidential elections this Sunday, October 26th.
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Rousseff v. Neves: Brazil’s Election Headed to Round Two

Oct 08, 2014
After one round of voting in Brazil, the unpredictability factor in the race for the presidency remains intact. Brazil Institute Director Paulo Sotero, discusses the latest as incumbent Dilma Rousseff and challenger Aecio Neves head toward a runoff vote on October 26th. A key for each campaign will be winning over supporters of Marina Silva, following her third place finish in round one of the voting. Sotero describes the factors and issues in play.

Always the Economy

Oct 07, 2014
Brazil Institute Global Fellow Monica de Bolle gives her take on the Oct. 5 first-round elections.

A vulnerable Rousseff will face a surging Neves in the final round

Oct 06, 2014
President Dilma Rousseff failed to secure an absolute majority of votes in the first ballot of Brazil’s elections and will face senator Aécio Neves, a popular former governor of the state of Minas Gerais, in a final round scheduled for Sunday October 26.

Marina’s rise, not unforeseen, changed the outlook of Brazil’s October presidential elections

Sep 02, 2014
With one month left in Brazil’s presidential and general election campaign, environmental leader Marina Silva emerges as the opposition’s strongest challenger to President Dilma Rousseff.

The Brazil Institute mourns the death of Governor Eduardo Campos

Aug 13, 2014
The Wilson Center’s Brazil Institute mourns the untimely passing of Eduardo Campos, former governor of the state of Pernambuco and candidate of the Brazilian Socialist Party in Brazil’s October presidential elections.

Brazil Institute at the Chautauqua Institution

Aug 01, 2014
Brazil Institute Director Paulo Sotero will be taking part in the prestigious Chautauqua Institution's lecture series this week, entitled, "Brazil: Rising Superpower."

Lessons of the World Cup as seen from the Colosseum

Aug 01, 2014
Director Paulo Sotero authored this article in Portuguese for the Brazilian daily "O Estado de S. Paulo" on the on the implications of Brazil's success as host of the 2014 World Cup and the disappointing performance of its national soccer team at the tournament. The article highlights the challenges the nation should focus on as it prepares to host the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.

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