May 2013

Roberto Azevêdo aims to bridge gaps at stalled WTO talks

Financial Times, 05/07/2013

“The fact that the man, with all charges against Brazil, he made it through to the final round is really due to the respect people have for this guy,” said Paulo Sotero, director of the Brazil Institute at the Woodrow Wilson International Centre for Scholars in Washington…”

Lessons of Azevedo’s victory at the World Trade Organization

Financial Times, 05/09/2013

Paulo Sotero, director of the Brazil Institute, gives his take on the recent election of Roberto Azevedo to lead the WTO, emphasizing that “The process that culminated Tuesday with the selection of Roberto Azevêdo of Brazil (pictured) to lead the World Trade Organization is a precious opportunity for the international community to move away from the increasingly balkanized system of trade that gained ground in the past decade as the United States and the European Union lost political and economic capacity to dictate global rules.”

Dilma’s visit is perceived as a sign of Brazil’s growing importance for the US

BBC Brasil, 05/21/2013

Paulo Sotero, director of the Brazil Institute, gives his take on President Dilma's possible state visit to the United States later this year.

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