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A New Decade, New Trajectory for the Brazilian Economy?

Brazil wrapped up 2019 with GDP growth estimated to be no more than 1.17 percent—hardly cause for excitement after a decade in which Brazil grew 3.6 times slower than the average for emerging and developing nations—but hopes are higher for 2020. The Brazilian government predicts the economy will grow 2.4 percent this year, encouraged by new economic policies, low inflation and higher consumer confidence, and the passage of pension reform in October 2019.  

Wilson-Vidanta Fellowship Awardees for 2020

Juliana Tinoco (Brazil)              Gina Kawas (Honduras)


Fighting Terror in the Tri-Border Area

Q&A with Alison August Treppel
Executive secretary of the Organization of American States’s Inter-American Committee against Terrorism (CICTE)


What If the Amazon Rainforest Disappeared?

The boom in forest fires linked to deforestation earlier this year raised concerns worldwide, and in the aftermath, the Amazon’s environmental contribution to our planet has been widely debated. Many world leaders expressed their worry, repeating the overused (and incorrect) maxim that the Amazon forest is “the lungs of the world” and that it produces 20 percent of the oxygen found on Earth.

Woodrow Wilson Awards Dinner Highlights | Brazil Institute

The Brazil Institute's Woodrow Wilson Awards Dinner Highlights 

"Let us nourish our dreams of living in a freer, fairer, and more humane country." 
-- Rodrigo Maia, President of the Federal Chamber of Deputies, at the November 19 Woodrow Wilson Awards 

Privatization: São Paulo’s Proven Solution for Brazil’s Long-suffering Highway System

In September of this year, a semitrailer driver lost control of his vehicle and collided with five passenger vehicles in the early morning along BR-101 in the Brazilian state of Recife.

Sustainable Agriculture in the Tropics: A Conversation on Best Practices with Brazil’s Minister of Agriculture Tereza Cristina

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Brazil is a well-known agricultural powerhouse and a key participant in strategies to ensure global food security in the coming decades. Yet given the substantial environmental challenges facing the world, partnerships and cooperation are necessary in order to increase food production in a sustainable and efficient way.