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Mercosur and the Creation of the Free Trade Area of the Americas

Summary and examination of negotiations aimed at the creation of the Free Trade Area of the Americas, with special attention to the positions of Mercosur countries. Completed with financial support from the Tinker Foundation and the GE Foundation.

The Brazil Institute mourns the passing of journalist Ruy Mesquita

He was the first recipient in Brazil of the Woodrow Wilson Award for Public Service

New Challenges of Constitutional Adjudication in Brazil

Ruling on controversial cases such as abortion and stem cell research, Brazil's Supreme Federal Tribunal (STF) has become a highly visible institution that plays a central role in Brazil's maturing democracy. In his first visit to the U.S. since assuming the rotating presidency of the STF last April, Minister Gilmar Mendes spoke at the Woodrow Wilson Center on October 24, 2008, about constitutional adjudication in Brazil and the challenges of reconciling the protection of fundamental rights with democracy. This Special Report is an original essay written by Gilmar Mendes.

Thinking Brazil 15

Regional Integration in the Amazon Moving forward with the ACTO March 2005 Video of this event is now available online

The stars align at Canada's recent university mission to Brazil

Public Policy Scholar Ted Hewitt discusses the Brazil-Canada education relationship

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