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.
On the 25th anniversary of his death, a memorial service for Chico Mendes, Brazilian environmental martyr and union leader will take place.
Brazil - U.S. Bilateral Relations A Dynamic Agenda for the 21st Century June 2003
The director of the Brazil Institute writes a piece for CNN's GPS blog on Brazil's 2013 outlook and the challenges facing President Dilma Rousseff's administration.
The Brazil Institute announces the launch of the new BRAZIL PORTAL blog, a comprehensive news aggregator that covers Brazilian foreign and national affairs as well as environmental, economic, social, scientific and political issues in Brazil.
Brazil Elects a New President What Lies ahead for Lula November 2002