SAVE THE DATE | How Brazil's Economic and Political Realities Will Shape the Plans of its New Government

On October 28, Brazilians go to the polls to elect their next president. Frontrunner Jair Bolsonaro and his opponent Fernando Haddad have offered vastly different proposals for the country’s economic and political future in a heated—and at times violent—political race. Yet on January 1, 2019, whoever is elected will face the cold reality of governing a polarized country and navigating looming fiscal and economic challenges.

Fostering Greater Dialogue on the Rights of Traditional Populations in Brazil and the United States

On October 11, 2018, the Brazil Institute hosted five representatives of Brazil’s quilombola communities, including members of the National Coordination for the Articulation of Black Quilombola Rural Communities (CONAQ) and the Amazon Conservation Team of Brazil (Ecam).

Brazilian Elections: Second-Round Results and U.S.-Brazil Relations Under a New Administration

Join the Wilson Center's Brazil Institute and the Brazil-U.S. Business Council in a roundtable discussion about the second-round results of the Brazilian elections. The roundtable will bring together D.C. stakeholders, opinion makers from universities and think tanks, government representatives, and the business community from both Brazil and the United States to discuss Brazil's economic and political outlook under a new administration, priorities of the bilateral agenda, and productive ways of deepening the dialogue between the incoming government and the U.S.

Brazil’s Right Turn?

In this edition of Wilson Center NOW we discuss the first round of Brazil’s election and the surge of far-right presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro.  Paulo Sotero, Director of the Wilson Center’s Brazil Institute, explains what a Bolsanaro government might mean for Brazil’s economy and foreign relations.

What’s at Stake in Brazil’s Election? The Future of the Amazon

The upcoming presidential runoff in Brazil will have a critical impact on fate of the Amazon, writes Somini Sengupta for the New York Times.

2019 Brazilian Congress

2019 Brazilian State Governments

Event Summary: Admiral Eduardo Bacellar Leal Ferreira on the Evolving Role of the Brazilian Navy

Brazil is home to a vast maritime region, from the waters of the Amazon River to the country’s nearly 8,000 km of Atlantic coast. These areas play a central role in the Brazilian economy—from international trade to the deep water pre-salt oil reserves—but are also integral to Brazil’s culture and national identity. The Brazilian Navy is the entity tasked with ensuring the safe navigation and use of this vast maritime expanse.

Participation in Brazilian Elections: 1894-2018

Electoral Tsunami Sweeps Bolsonaro Closer to Brazilian Presidency

An electoral tsunami puts untested, ultraconservative Jair Bolsonaro closer to the presidency. Further congressional fragmentation makes it uncertain whether outcome will lead to better governance.