Nov 13, 2014
Researchers from the United States and the state of São Paulo met at a FAPESP (Foundation for Research Support of the State of São Paulo) symposium in Washington, DC to present the latest findings from their studies of the Amazon. The “FAPESP-U.S. Collaborative Research on the Amazon” meeting was organized in partnership with the U.S. Department of Energy and the Brazil Institute of the Wilson Center. One of the featured speakers was noted biodiversity expert, Tom Lovejoy. We spoke with him about the state of the Amazon and efforts to preserve its endangered ecosystem.
Oct 27, 2014
Director of the Brazil Institute, Paulo Sotero, gives his take on Dilma Rousseff's reelection.
Oct 27, 2014
The Nuclear Proliferation International History Project is pleased to announce a 3-month research fellowship for a scholar studying Brazil’s nuclear history, in particular as it relates to US-Brazil relations, Brazil’s nuclear relations with Argentina and with other countries, and Brazil’s evolving role in the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) regime.
Oct 08, 2014
After one round of voting in Brazil, the unpredictability factor in the race for the presidency remains intact. Brazil Institute Director Paulo Sotero, discusses the latest as incumbent Dilma Rousseff and challenger Aecio Neves head toward a runoff vote on October 26th. A key for each campaign will be winning over supporters of Marina Silva, following her third place finish in round one of the voting. Sotero describes the factors and issues in play.
Oct 07, 2014
Brazil Institute Global Fellow Monica de Bolle gives her take on the Oct. 5 first-round elections.
Aug 13, 2014
The Wilson Center’s Brazil Institute mourns the untimely passing of Eduardo Campos, former governor of the state of Pernambuco and candidate of the Brazilian Socialist Party in Brazil’s October presidential elections.
Jul 10, 2014
Program Director Cynthia J. Arnson is quoted in this article about economic problems in Brazil, despite hosting the World Cup.
Jun 17, 2014
Latin American Program Director Cynthia J. Arnson discusses Brazilian crime on CCTV America.
Latin American Program in the News: "Police, Protestors Clash Morning of World Cup Opening; Security Remains Major Issue"
Jun 13, 2014
This article about the protests that have accompanied the opening of the 2014 World Cup includes a quote from Latin American Program Director Cynthia J. Arnson.
Jun 12, 2014
Hopes for Brazil’s burgeoning economy were high when the World Cup was awarded to the country in 2007. But now many Brazilians accuse the World Cup celebrations of draining $15 billion of Brazil’s resources into the international economy. Sports writer Dave Zirin and Paulo Sotero talk to Jeffrey Brown of PBS Newshour.