The Initiative for the Integration of the Regional Infrastructure of South America (IIRSA)—conceived during the 2000 Meeting of South American presidents—is meant to forge links between all South American countries by integrating three strategic economic sectors: transportation, energy, and telecommunications. To discuss these pressing issues, on January 16, 2008, the Brazil Institute and the Wilson Center's Environmental Change and Security Program (ECSP) and Latin American Program co-sponsored a half-day seminar to assess the potential impacts of infrastructure projects planned or underway in the Amazon region.
The growing presence of Brazilian global companies in the United States complements traditionally strong investments by U.S. companies in Brazil. This trend has created a two-way street where common interests are more visible and both governments are pressured to recognize the benefits of working together or risk paying a political price for not doing so.
Brazil - U.S. Bilateral Relations A Dynamic Agenda for the 21st Century June 2003
On October 29, 2008, The Washington Post Online published a series of reports on national security, energy and integration by 5 Washington Post-Woodrow Wilson Center Fellows from Latin America. View the Fellows' Latin America Reports
Brazil - United States Relations: 2004 and Beyond December 2004
Illegal wildlife trafficking is the third-largest criminal industry worldwide, involving $20 billion in global trade each year. At a meeting co-sponsored by the China Environment Forum and the Brazil Institute, experts discussed the nature of the wildlife trafficking industry and the challenges in fighting it.
Paulo Sotero, director of the Brazil Institute, discusses Brazil's views on foreign monetary policy.