About the Brazil Institute

Created in 2006, the Brazil Institute seeks to foster dialouge on key issues of bilateral concern between Brazil and the United States, while advancing Washington's understanding of the completixites of Brazil as a regional, democractic power, and an emerging global player. The Brazil Institute has an active Adivsory Board which helps guide programming. 


The Latest from the Brazil Institute

The Outlook of Brazil's October Elections by the Country's Leading Pollster

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July 29, 2014 // 3:00pm4:30pm
On July 29, sociologist Mauro Paulino, director of Datafolha and Brazil's leading pollster will offer his assessment of the field, prospects of the leading candidates and issues that will influence the choices of the more than 140 million voters expected at the polls. more

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

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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. more

Teleconference—China’s Broadening Footprint in Latin America: From Beijing to Buenos Aires

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July 11, 2014 // 10:00am11:00am
What are China’s economic, political, and strategic interests in the region? And while China is the most important Asian partner for many Latin American countries, how have relations with other Asian countries—India, South Korea, Japan—also broadened considerably? more

20th Anniversary of the Real Plan

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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. more

Freedom of Expression in Times of Political Polarization in Brazil

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June 26, 2014 // 11:30am1:00pm
On June 26th, Carlos Lauria, director of CPJ will share the findings of the "Halftime for the Brazilian Press" report with commentary from Brazil Institute Director, Paulo Sotero. more

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