On the 20th anniversary of the Real Plan, which stabilized the Brazilian economy, Persio Arida, former Wilson Center Scholar and father of the plan, calls for a round of structural reforms.
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.
Read the latest version of the Program's newsletter, covering spring and summer 2013 activities.
Brazil Elects a New President What Lies ahead for Lula November 2002
Brazil’s economic and political transformation and consequent impact on the western hemisphere and the world offer many valuable opportunities for Canada to strengthen its relations with this increasingly influential country, reinforce their mutual equality and understanding, and ultimately benefit the people and prosperity of both countries. In order to maximise these opportunities and realise their full benefit and potential now and in the future, Canada’s engagement with Brazil needs to intensify and, most importantly, needs to be strategic.
A panel of experts assessed the potential effects of the United States and Canada shifting North American oil supplies in light of Mexico's projected decline in oil production. At the conference, hosted by the Wilson Center's Canada, Mexico, and Brazil Institutes, they also examined the prospects of Brazil emerging as a major oil supplier.
Three leading economists provide commentary on Brazil's economy.
"What we are seeing here is institutions that work," says Paulo Sotero, director of the Brazil Institute, on the Brazilian supreme courts corruption trial.