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Rousseff v. Neves: Brazil’s Election Headed to Round Two

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.

Always the Economy

Oct 07, 2014
Brazil Institute Global Fellow Monica de Bolle gives her take on the Oct. 5 first-round elections.

The Brazil Institute mourns the death of Governor Eduardo Campos

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.

Brazil Loses Big at World Cup- And Not Just on the Field

Jul 10, 2014
Program Director Cynthia J. Arnson is quoted in this article about economic problems in Brazil, despite hosting the World Cup.

Latin American Program in the News: Inside Brazil’s World of Crime: Extra Police for 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.
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Why Soccer-loving Brazilians are Voicing Discontent Over World Cup

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.

For Brazilians, a World Cup of Woe

Jun 12, 2014
When the World Cup ends a month from now — I hope with a sixth star shining on the golden jerseys of the home team — the problems that plagued Brazil's hosting effort will remain, writes Paulo Sotero in The Los Angeles Times.

On Eve of World Cup, Brazil Well-Regarded in Much of the World

Jun 11, 2014
According to a new survey by the Pew Research Center, views of Brazil internationally are positive.

Latin American Program in the News: "Tough Slog for Canada to Change OAS"

Jun 11, 2014
Latin American Program Associate Director Eric L. Olson is quoted in this article about Canadian Foreign Minister John Baird's call for reforming the Organization of American States.

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