Latin America News

Latin American Program Announces Employment Opportunity

Sep 04, 2008
The hiring period is now open for full-time employment as a program assistant with the Latin American Program of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.

Brazil Institute Outreach

Sep 01, 2008
This section provides links to past and current Brazil Institute outreach efforts.

Ruth Cardoso, the former first lady of Brazil died in São Paulo on Tueday, June 24.

Jun 24, 2008
Dr. Ruth Cardoso was an influential Brazilian intellectual and a innovative and effective social policymaker. She was 77 years-old. News agencies around the world have commented on her contributions to Brazilian society. Director of the Brazil Institute Paulo Sotero, who was in São Paulo for the wake, issued a statement of remembrance. An Associated Press article is available here. To see the coverage from O Estado de S.Paulo click here.

New Conference Report: Journalism Across the Border

May 21, 2008
New report by Dolia Estévez on the conference that took place October 7-8, 2007 in El Paso, Texas.

Winners of Journalism Fellowship Announced

May 02, 2008
The Washington Post and the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars announce the first group of winners of their Fellowship for Latin America Journalists program. The winners are: Jorge Carrasco, Proceso (Mexico); Alfonso Cuéllar, Semana (Colombia); Luciana Franco, Revista Globo Rural (Brazil); Maurizio Guerrero, PODER y Negocios (Mexico) and Flavia Tavares, O Estado de S Paulo (Brazil).

Brazil: The Amazon and the Environment

May 01, 2008
The Amazon rainforest remains the largest continuous forest in the world, though economic development as well as natural causes threaten its survival. The Brazil Institute recently assembled panelists to discuss necessary conservation efforts to help preserve this vast, tropical treasure.

Launch of New Brazilian Journal Interesse Nacional

Apr 05, 2008
The Brazil Institute is pleased to announce the release of Interesse Nacional, a new Portuguese language quarterly journal dedicated to advancing a pluralistic debate about the challenges confronting Brazil. Rubens Barbosa, former Brazilian Ambassador to the United States and founder and publisher of the new publication, explained that as the name of the journal indicates, "we are committed to Brazil's national interests. The journal was created to provide a forum for the various visions of these national interests, which are diverse and not always convergent in a democratic society that is engaged in the global scene."

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