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The stars align at Canada's recent university mission to Brazil

Public Policy Scholar Ted Hewitt discusses the Brazil-Canada education relationship

Brazil's Emerging Economic Power: Now Investment-Grade and Why it Matters

On April 30, 2008, Standard & Poor's became the first ratings agency to raise Brazil's foreign debt to investment-grade status. These unprecedented decisions, coupled with the discovery of massive new oil and gas reserves, boosts Brazil's prospects for continued, long-term economic and political stability. To explore the implications of Brazil's investment grade status the Brazil Institute hosted a congressional luncheon in partnership with the Wilson Center's On the Hill program.

¿A Dónde Vamos? Análisis de políticas públicas de seguridad ciudadana en América Latina

Edited by Carlos Basombrío, this publication brings together experts from across Latin America to analyze the state of citizen security policy in the region. (In Spanish)

Rio+20 and the World of Clarice

"As governments clearly fumbled in the face of the complex challenges of imagining and building a more equitable and sustainable economic growth model in the decades ahead, I saw senior business executives and leaders of civil society engaged in intelligent and productive dialogue about difficult issues," writes Paulo Sotero.

Agriculture and Sustainability in the State of Mato Grosso

The issues of global climate change, environmental preservation, as well as land use and food security have emerged as dominant themes on the international agenda. Nowhere is the convergence of these issues more apparent than in Brazil—a major food supplier and owner of more than 65 percent of the Amazon rain forest—and, especially, in the state of Mato Grosso. The third largest Brazilian state, Mato Grosso ,borders the southern stretches of the Amazon biome. As Brazil's leading producer of various foodstuffs, the state is at the center of a broader debate about economic development and environmental sustainability. To advance dialogue and promote effective policy that addresses these interlinked issues, the Brazil Institute convened a seminar on December 4, 2008, focused on "Agriculture and Sustainability" with the principal stakeholders.

Noticias Fall 2012

Latin American Program's Fall 2012 newsletter.

What Should We Do About Beef From The Amazon?

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.

Brazil Institute Launches 2006 Elections Website

The Brazil Institute announces the launch of its 2006 Elections Website, dedicated to October's Presidential Elections.

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