Joyce Hackel - PRI The World, 05/14/2012 

The Library of Congress announced Monday that Brazil’s former President Fernando Henrique Cardoso will receive the John W. Kluge Prize for lifetime intellectual achievement.

Paulo Sotero, who directs the Brazil Institute at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, says Cardoso essentially forged today’s vibrant Brazil.

“Based on his enormous capacity for dialogue, his enormous intellectual energy, and his activism, he brings people together (to) forge alliances and that puts Brazil on the path that Brazil is on today,” says Sotero.