Brazil

Political Participation in Brazil: A Look at Gender

It's Time for the New Generation to Take the Reins in Politics

In Brazil, the generations that are in charge experience difficulty in developing and passing the baton to successors following transparent, agreed-upon rules, whether in the private or public sector. Who has not seen a business collapse after the death of its founder, or a political party that is held hostage by its most influential members, even when they themselves are incarcerated?

It seems that we, as a society, have quite a large problem in building lasting institutions – not least because institutions are, by definition, greater than the individuals that lead them.

Event Summary: Biofuels and the Green Energy Push: Brazil-U.S. Cooperation in Implementing Carbon Emissions Reduction Policies

Late last year, the Brazilian government introduced a new biofuels policy program to meet its commitment under the Paris Climate Agreement’s section on “Nationally Determined Contributions” to reduce carbon emissions. RenovaBio, as the program is known, was approved in record time by the Brazilian Congress and signed into law by President Michael Temer in December 2017. Based in part on the State of California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) and the U.S.

Wilson Center Scholar Malu Gatto on Female Representation in Brazilian Legislature

Malu Gatto is currently a Fellow at the History and Public Policy Program at the Wilson Center. She is also a postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Political Science of the University of Zurich. Her current research project at the Wilson Center, “Establishing Women in the Anti-Establishment Era,” addresses the question of whether and how women’s political participation and ambition change in times of crises of representation.

Programa Bolsa Família

Fed Up With Corruption, Fresh Faces Take On Brazil’s Political Old Guard

Pedro Markun once thought hacking Brazil’s political system was the best way to change it.

For the last decade, the 32-year-old computer programmer roiled the political establishment with digital intrusions, like cloning the presidential blog to allow comments.

Now, he wants to do more than just shake up the establishment. He wants to defeat it at the ballot box in a bid for a seat in Congress.

Biofuels and the Green Energy Push: Brazil-U.S. Cooperation in Implementing Carbon Emissions Reduction Policies

Late last year, the Brazilian government introduced a new biofuels policy program to meet its commitment under the Paris Climate Agreement’s section on “Nationally Determined Contributions” to reduce carbon emissions.  RenovaBio, as the program is known, was approved in record time by the Brazilian Congress and signed into law by President Michael Temer in December. Based in part on the US Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) and the State of California’s Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), the new Brazilian program has opened space for renewed cooperation between the world’s largest producers of bio

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