Soy, biofuels, all the other commodities you may have heard linked to Amazon deforestation — they are as nothing compared to beef. There are good reasons why ranching thrives in the Amazon: land is free or cheap in most of it, cattle need minimal care, and they can walk to market.
Paulo Sotero, director of the Brazil Institute, discusses President Dilma Rousseff's recent comments on monetary policy.
Brazil's President as Working Class Raposa (Fox)Understanding Lula the Politician June 2006
The trade relationship between Canada and Brazil has long been rocky, due largely to an ugly dispute over government subsidies to their respective airplane manufacturers—Bombardier and Embraer—in the late 1990s. During a visit to São Paulo last year, Prime Minister Stephen Harper lamented the “barely $6 billion in business” between the countries in 2010, vowing to renew relations with the South American powerhouse.
Co-patrocinada pelo Brazil Institute e pela Embaixada do Brasil em Washington, esta publicação bilíngüe inclui ensaios de estudiosos brasileiros sobre os Estados Unidos. É o resulto de um esforço parapromover os Estudos dos EUA no Brasil.
Governor of the state of Bahia, Jaques Wagner discussed a diversity of issues, ranging from Brazilian politics and democracy to economic development. He also assessed the domestic challenges and opportunities the Brazilian government faces in transforming the immense and unshaken popularity of President Lula into an effective political instrument to advance a stalled policy agenda with three years left in his presidency.