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Central American Fiscal Policy in a Time of Crisis

The Central American Institute for Fiscal Studies (ICEFI), American University’s Center for Latin American and Latino Studies (CLALS), and the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars’ Latin American Program hosted the presentation of ICEFI’s newly released Central American fiscal policy report:

“Central American Fiscal Policy in a Time of Crisis”

Intensifying strategic partnerships with the new Brazil

Standing Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Trade, May 2012

Brazil and South America

At her inauguration in 2011, Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff announced, “with vehemence and firmness,” Brazil’s decision to “associate its economic, social, and political development” with the continent of South America.  Rousseff specifically mentioned the Mercosur trade bloc and the Union of South American Nations (UNASUR) as essential components in the construction of a multipolar world.  Yet huge asymmetries separate Brazil from its neighbors:  at the end of 2011, Brazil’s GDP accounted for approximately 60 percent of the total GDP of South America and close to 40 percent of the tota

The stars align at Canada's recent university mission to Brazil

Ted Hewitt - University Affairs, 05/09/2012

Regaining America's Competitive Edge

There is no doubt that America is still the world’s economic powerhouse, but the gap between it and its competitors is closing. And in some cases it’s closing fast. Once a virtually uncontested manufacturing and high-tech leader, the US now faces stiff international competition for markets, innovation, and talent. Analysts may agree on America’s past and current status, but there is disagreement over future prospects with some believing that the US has lost its competitive edge and that decline is all but inevitable.

Brazil Institute in the News

The Summit of the Americas: A Post-Summit Assessment

Speaking at The Wilson Center Tuesday, OAS Secretary General José Miguel Insulza said that no disagreement exists between the United States and Latin America on drug policy. However, leaders from many traditional source countries have questioned current counter-narcotics enforcement when demand in the United States remains strong. Some regional leaders have even suggested an open debate on the pros and cons of legalization of some drugs--a stance that Washington would likely oppose.

Educating for Democracy: The Case of the European Humanities University

Cosponsored by Friends of European Humanities University and the Ion Ratiu Democracy Award at the Woodrow Wilson Center
 

Brazil and the U.S.: a relationship of equals?

Al-Jazeera, 04/10/2012

Joining Inside Story Americas with Shihab Rattansi to discuss this are: Paulo Sotero, the director of the Brazil Institute at the Woodrow Wilson Center, a Washington-based think tank; Paulo Vieira Da Cunha, a consultant to the IMF and former deputy governor of the Central Bank of Brazil; and Peter Hakim from Inter-American Dialogue, a Washington-based centre for policy analysis.

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