Latin America News

Paulo Sotero moderates discussion on "The Brazil-US Biofuels Agreement: How to Move Forward" at Ethanol Summit 2009 in São Paulo

Jun 03, 2009
Held for the first time in 2007, the Ethanol Summit was conceived as a platform for in-depth discussions on the present and future of biofuels in Brazil and the world, with special focus on the most widely used biofuel of all, both globally and in Brazil: ethanol. The event returns to the Sheraton World Trade Center Hotel in São Paulo, once again featuring specialists, researchers, leading business executives and government officials from around the world in plenary sessions and panel discussions, designed to contribute constructively to the debate on biofuels that is so dominant on the global energy agenda.

Influenza Outbreak in the Americas

May 05, 2009
International efforts to contain the H1N1 influenza are commendable, said experts at an event sponsored by the Mexico Institute and the Global Health Initiative. However, the panel warned that the upcoming flu season in the Southern Hemisphere could bring a second, perhaps more dangerous, round of infections.

Announcing: The Americas Center of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta

Apr 22, 2009
The Americas Center intends to understand, cooperate and coordinate with, and respond effectively to changes in Latin American, Caribbean, and Spanish financial institutions and markets. Our mission involves better supervising constituencies, strengthening the Federal Reserve System's and Sixth Federal Reserve District's voice and influence in hemispheric policymaking, and adding value to evolving regional payment processing.The Americas Center also maintains a comprehensive research and analysis portal, featuring the publication EconSouth, a quarterly economic and business magazine featuring articles on regional, national, and international issues pertinent to the Southeast. The Center also produces much of its content in Portuguese.

Paulo Sotero discusses the financial crisis and Brazil's role in coordinating international action on Globo News Painel

Apr 06, 2009
Hosted by William Waak, three panelists Eduardo Giannetti Ibmec-SP, Paulo Tenani FGV-SP, Paulo Sotero Woodrow Wilson Center, discuss. Watch video: financial crisis Watch video: Brazil and the G-20 [Videos in Portuguese]

Article by Paulo Sotero published on ForeignPolicy.com

Apr 01, 2009
'What Lula can Teach 'White People'""When Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva last week blamed "white people with blue eyes" for the global economic meltdown, it was an odd gaffe for a leader known and respected around the world for his pragmatism. 'Lula had a Chávez day,' wrote the São Paulo daily Estadao, discounting the unfortunate utterance made in Brasilia at a joint press conference with British Prime Minister Gordon Brown." [Read full article]

EXCLUSIVE: President Lula on GPS with Fareed Zakaria

Mar 30, 2009
Fareed sits down with President Lula of Brazil in an exclusive interview. Lula discusses the G20 summit, his meeting with Obama, and his expectations for Brazil's economy. Watch video on CNN

Combating Organized Crime in Mexico and Latin America

Mar 19, 2009
Organized crime in Mexico has caused an estimated 11,000 deaths between 2005 and 2008. To draw lessons on dealing with crime and drug trafficking from the experiences of other countries, the Latin American Program sponsored the conference, "International Efforts to Combat Organized Crime."

Brazil Institute 2008 Report of Activities

Dec 31, 2008
The Brazil Institute concluded a very active year—coordinating over 20 public events—with two major seminars focusing on "Agribusiness and Sustainability in Brazil" and "Prospects for Brazil-U.S. Relations in the New American Administration."Read the 2008 Report of Activities in PortugueseRead the 2008 Report of Activities in English

Washington Post-Woodrow Wilson Center Fellows Featured in Newspaper

Dec 30, 2008
The Washington Post features articles about Latin America by the five Washington Post-Woodrow Wilson Center Fellows. The program brings professional journalists from Latin America to Washington, D.C. for a two-week exchange of dialogue and professional development.

Pages