September 2013

Brazil probes U.S. spying allegations

            The Wall Street Journal, 09/02/2013

Director of the Brazil Institute Paulo Sotero is quoted in this piece about the NSA’s effect on Brazil and U.S. relations.

Brazil sees BRIC limitations

            Paulo Sotero – CNN, 09/05/2013

In this piece featured on CNN, Paulo Sotero outlines the Brazilian government’s perception of the BRICs as a coalition, stating that, “The alleged demise of the BRICS is viewed in Brazil with the same caution diplomats and foreign policy experts greeted the group’s emergence in the global scene a decade ago.”

Obama confronts allegations of espionage from Mexico and Brazil

NTN 25 La Noche, 09/13/2013

Paulo Sotero, Director of the Brazil Institute, spoke with NTN 25 La Noche about recent NSA spying allegations on Brazilian telecommunications and President Dilma Rousseff's correspondence with other Latin American heads of state.

“Rousseff to decide if US visit will go ahead”

            Financial Times, 09/17/2013

The Director of the Brazil Institute is quoted in this article on the subject of whether Brazil’s president will continue the planned visit to the US in light of the recent revelations of US spying.  (Note: This link will ask you to log in.)

“Rousseff Calls off U.S. Visit over NSA Surveillance

            Bloomberg, 09/17/2013

Paulo Sotero is quoted in this article about the postponement of Brazilian President Rousseff’s visit to the United States after espionage allegations were made public.

“Analysis: Dilma’s visit would bring no advancements on important matters

Folha de S. Paulo, 09/18/2013

Paulo Sotero is quoted in this article, on how the espionage allegations have influenced the relations between the US and Brazil, stating that the espionage accusations poisoned the environment and nothing concrete would have resulted from the visit. (Article in Portuguese)

While only a postponement, Dilma can come out winning twice

Paulo Sotero- O Estado de S. Paulo, 09/18/2013

Paulo Sotero authored this article about President Rousseff’s decision to postpone the state visit the U.S. and how it will affect her presidency both short and long-term.

Mission impossible in Moscow

           Paulo Sotero - O Estado de S. Paulo, 09/19/2013

Paulo Sotero contributed this analysis on the repercussions of Brazil’s House of Representatives Foreign Relations Committee’s decision to send a delegation to Russia to speak to Edward Snowden about the espionage activities of the NSA.

Presidential Visit from Brazil Delayed

            CCTV, 09/19/2013

The Director of the Brazil Institute sat down for an interview with CCTV to discuss US-Brazil relations after the announcement that Brazil’s state visit would be postponed.

US, Brazil in 'difficult' bid to rebuild trust

            Asia One World, 09/19/2013

"It is especially important to rebuild a climate of mutual trust that no longer exists," stated Paulo Sotero this article about US-Brazil relations in the wake of espionage allegations and the delayed state visit. This article was also published by Global Post.

For Brazilians, President Rousseff made the right decision in delaying a state visit to the U.S.

            Miami Herald, 09/23/2013

In this article about Brazilian society’s reaction to President Rousseff’s postponement of the state visit, Director of the Brazil Institute, Paulo Sotero, is quotes explaining that, “Her decision has been accepted by most people as inevitable in light of the allegations. Brazilians don’t feel good about the U.S. spying on the president of a country that has been described as an important strategic partner.”

Brazil’s challenges in sustainable growth

            Americas Now, 09/29/2013

Paulo Sotero, Director of the Brazil Institute, sat down with Americas Now to discuss Brazil's challenges in sustainable growth and what the government is working on in terms of energy.

 

 

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