Corruption, Accountability and Democracy in Brazil: Challenges and Solutions
Since President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva took office on January 1, he has promised to increase government transparency and address corruption and other threats to democracy. The Office of Comptroller General of Brazil, led by Minister Vinícius Marques de Carvalho, is on the front lines of those battles. Among its responsibilities are controlling public corruption and coordinating the release of documents related to the January 8 assault on Brazil’s presidential palace, Congress and Supreme Court.
To discuss his priorities, Dr. Marques de Carvalho will visit the Wilson Center’s Brazil Institute on Monday, April 3, from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. (ET). Please join us for an in-person conversation on Brazil’s efforts to curb corruption and strengthen its democracy.
The Brazil Institute—the only country-specific policy institution focused on Brazil in Washington—works to foster understanding of Brazil’s complex reality and to support more consequential relations between Brazilian and U.S. institutions in all sectors. The Brazil Institute plays this role by producing independent research and programs that bridge the gap between scholarship and policy, and by serving as a crossroads for leading policymakers, scholars and private sector representatives who are committed to addressing Brazil’s challenges and opportunities. Read more
Latin America Program
The Wilson Center’s prestigious Latin America Program provides non-partisan expertise to a broad community of decision makers in the United States and Latin America on critical policy issues facing the Hemisphere. The Program provides insightful and actionable research for policymakers, private sector leaders, journalists, and public intellectuals in the United States and Latin America. To bridge the gap between scholarship and policy action, it fosters new inquiry, sponsors high-level public and private meetings among multiple stakeholders, and explores policy options to improve outcomes for citizens throughout the Americas. Drawing on the Wilson Center’s strength as the nation’s key non-partisan policy forum, the Program serves as a trusted source of analysis and a vital point of contact between the worlds of scholarship and action. Read more
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