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Pope Francis Challenges Brazil’s Leaders to Address Economic Inequality

Jul 26, 2013
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.

According to analysts, the NSA spying incident shakes, but does not jeopardize relations between Brazil and the US

Jul 09, 2013
Director of the Brazil Institute, Paulo Sotero, gives his take on the recent allegations of the NSA spying on Brazil

Widespread Protests in Brazil Challenge Government to Respond

Jul 02, 2013
Mass protests across Brazil surprised politicians at all levels of government when they began in June following a brutal police response to demonstrations against increases in public transport fares in São Paulo. Paulo Sotero, just back from Brazil, described what’s happening and what it represents.

Pressure intensifies for those sentenced to prison terms in the mensalão scandal

Jul 02, 2013
As the Brazil protest continue, the pressure mounts to convict those sentenced during the mensalão trials

Ongoing Protests in Brazil

Jun 24, 2013
The Brazil Institute follows the ongoing protests in Brazil.

The revolt of the children of Brazil's article

Jun 01, 2013
Paulo Sotero is interview by OGGI Continenti

The Brazil Institute mourns the passing of journalist Ruy Mesquita

May 20, 2013
He was the first recipient in Brazil of the Woodrow Wilson Award for Public Service

Lessons of Azevedo's Victory at the WTO

May 16, 2013
Paulo Sotero, director of the Brazil Institute, gives his take on the recent election of Roberto Azevedo to lead the WTO

Latin American Program in the News: President, what did you do in your first 100 days?

Mar 21, 2013
Director Cynthia Arnson comments on the first 100 days of some of the region's presidents, highlighting how they endeavored to differentiate themselves from prior administrations via innovative policies and a change in diplomatic tone (In Spanish).

Brazil's leftwing leaders mourn Chavez with not-so-veiled criticism

Mar 11, 2013
Paulo Sotero, director of the Brazil Institute, gives his take on the recent death of Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez and Brazil's reaction.

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