Brazil

A Onetime White House and Wall Street Darling, Argentina Feels Jilted by Bolsonaro Buzz

On the night of the Brazilian election, Argentine President Mauricio Macri sent well wishes to the president-elect. “Congratulations to Jair Bolsonaro for your win in Brazil!” he tweeted. “I hope we will work together soon for the relationship between our countries and the wellbeing of Argentines and Brazilians.” Later, Mr. Macri called his future counterpart and invited him to visit Argentina.

FAPESP Week 2018 | The City University of New York

From November 26-28, 2018, The Brazil Institute, the São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP), and The City University of New York (CUNY) held the 8th Annual FAPESP Week, FAPESP WEEK NEW YORK, at the Graduate Center. The symposium aimed to strengthen the links between researchers from Brazil and the United States with the objective of promoting research partnerships.

The Evolution of Brazil's Nuclear Policy

Award-Winning Film Explores Deforestation and Cattle Industry in the Brazilian Amazon

There are 85 million cows in the Brazilian Amazon: three times as many cows as people. Their presence has proven to be something of a Roschach test, with proponents arguing that the cattle industry is the economic lifeblood of the region while others see it as destroying the critical and irreplaceable resource that is the Amazon forest. Agriculture is a key driver of the Brazilian economy, accounting for almost 24 percent of the country's GDP in 2017, and Brazil is expected to play a critical role in feeding the rapidly growing global population.

2018 Election Series: Incoming Brazilian Governors

 

2018 Brazilian Presidential Election Results

Bolsonaro’s Victory Opens New Chapter for Brazil, But Path Forward is Uncertain

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Workshop Report: The Scientific, Social, and Economic Dimensions of Development in the Amazon

The Amazon forest serves as the lungs of the earth, playing a crucial role in regulating the world’s climate. After decades of deforestation and pollution, leading scientists have warned that the region is approaching a tipping point. Yet at the same time, growing understanding of the impact of human activities, stemming from decades of scientific research, offers new possibilities to push forward with sustainable development in the Amazon; strong partnership between academia, government, civil society, and the private sector will prove critical to this effort.

Event Summary: Will Brazil Go Right or Left?

"The party structure in Brazil, the political system that was already exhausted, basically imploded, and we have to figure out how to move forward with the remnants of that." - Paulo Sotero
 

Water @ Wilson: 50 Years of Water, Conflict, and Cooperation

Water is critical: it grows our food, generates our energy, and ensures our prosperity. To address the challenges that stand in the way of building healthy, prosperous, and peaceful communities, we must first tackle the challenge of water insecurity.

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