Brazil to cut back high cost of labourBrazil's government is preparing sharp cuts to the country's very high labour costs as a way of boosting productivity and growth, Guido Mantega, finance minister, has told the Financial Times.[Read full article]
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.
Latin American Program Announces Opening of the "Junior Scholars in the Study of Democracy in Latin America" Fellowship Competition
The Latin American Program of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, with the support of The Ford Foundation, announces the second competition for Junior Scholars in the Study of Democracy in Latin America, with the goal of stimulating innovative work among relatively junior members of the academic profession and to focus attention on democracy in Latin America.
Brazil has just sworn in its first female president, Dilma Rousseff, who follows on the heels of the ever-popular outgoing President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva. Panelists at several recent Brazil Institute events speculate on the challenges and priorities of the new administration.
Undergraduate and graduate students with an interest in Brazil can apply for the Brazil Institute Fall Internship 2010. Deadline: July 15.
The Brazil Institute announces the launch of its new website, Portal to Brazil.
The Washington Post and the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars announce the launch of a pilot program to bring five outstanding professional journalists from Latin America to Washington, D.C. to conduct two weeks of reporting on an issue of importance to their home countries concerning hemispheric relations.
Paulo Sotero, director of the Brazil Institute, discusses President Dilma Rousseff's recent comments on monetary policy.