Cattle ranching has become the biggest environmental challenge for Brazil's Mato Grosso state, which has launched a "cattle moratorium" to combat Amazon destruction, the state's governor said on Tuesday.Mato Grosso is calling on meatpackers to stop buying cattle raised in newly cleared areas of the world's largest rain forest. Environmental activists have cited ranching as a prime driver of Amazon degradation.
Ruy Mesquita, director of the newspaper O Estado de S. Paulo, received the Woodrow Wilson Award for Public Service, and Mauricio Botelho, CEO of Embraer, the Woodrow Wilson Award for Corporate Citizenship.
The Nuclear Proliferation International History Project will host a 3-month research fellowship for a scholar studying Brazil’s nuclear history, in particular as it relates to US-Brazilian relations, Brazil’s nuclear relations with Argentina and other countries, and the evolving role of Brazil in the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) regime.
The Global Dynamics of Biofuels
Azeredo da Silveira: um Depoimento (Azeredo da Silveira: A Testimony)
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.
Director of the Brazil Institute, Paulo Sotero, speaks to NPR regarding the continued coverage of Edward Snowden.
Brazil - U.S. Bilateral Relations A Dynamic Agenda for the 21st Century June 2003