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Purification Starts With the Truth

Jul 07, 2009
All over the world, religions and nations seem ready to peek into their dark histories in search of catharsis, but this process is an imperfect one. In a piece published in USA Today, Senior Scholar James Reston, Jr. addresses the nexus between acknowledgment of historical atrocities and apology for them.

Jennifer Turner, Director of CEF, was quoted in several news articles on Chinese edition of VOA News

Jul 06, 2009
JULY 2009- As an expert on environmental problems and activities in China, Jennifer Turner shared her insights on a number of environmental issues that have profound implications for both US and China.

Article by Paulo Sotero published in <em>Financial Times</em> (07/06/2009)

Jul 06, 2009
"History: Stability and democracy are catalysts of success"Presidente Prudente, a bustling community of 206,000 in the south-western corner of São Paulo state, offers a good view into Brazil's rise. From its unremarkable beginning as a stop on the Sorocabana railway when coffee was king, it is now one of two dozen prosperous municipalities at the centre of one of Brazil's success stories – agro-industry. Less than one hour to the west, a high-tech ethanol plant is nearing completion. Conquista do Pontal, is one of three plants being built by ETH, a subsidiary of Grupo Odebrech, with Sojitz, the Japanese trading company. Agriculture has historically been associated with slavery and, in recent decades, with the abuse of workers rights. But, thanks to the rapid expansion of the sugar ethanol industry alongside flex-fuel cars that were introduced in 2003, it is now being transformed into an industry that is emblematic of the South American country's emergence as a social innovator on the world stage.[Read full article]For a PDF version of the entire Financial Times Brazil Survey in which Sotero's article appears, click here

<em>Financial Times</em> article by Jonathan Wheatley (07/06/2009)

Jul 06, 2009
Brazil to cut back high cost of labourBrazil's government is preparing sharp cuts to the country's very high labour costs as a way of boosting productivity and growth, Guido Mantega, finance minister, has told the Financial Times.[Read full article]

Woodrow Wilson Center Brazil Institute Fall 2009 Internship Announcement

Jul 02, 2009
The Brazil Institute of the Latin American Program at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars seeks interns with an interest in, coursework related to, and/or experience working on issues related to Brazil.