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On January 27, 2020 the Brazil Institute hosted a panel featuring experts Mauricio Moura, Christopher Garman, Monica de Bolle, Mauricio Mesquita Moreira, and Amy Erica Smith on the prospects of the Brazilian economy and the political environment in 2020. The discussion covered topics ranging from the public’s changing views on President Jair Bolsonaro, the administration’s proposed economic reforms and Brazil’s structural issues, to free trade, and the economy’s effect on politics.

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Brazil Institute

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 US 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