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Chico Mendes Memorial Serivce

Dec 13, 2013
On the 25th anniversary of his death, a memorial service for Chico Mendes, Brazilian environmental martyr and union leader will take place.

Brazil-Africa Leadership Forum 2013

Nov 14, 2013
On November 27, This is Africa and the Financial Times, in partnership with the Brazil Institute and Africa Program will host a forum on the growing partnership.

Brazilian Philanthropy Forum

Oct 25, 2013
On Thursday, October 24, the director of the Brazil Institute, Paulo Sotero, spoke at the second annual Brazilian Philanthropy Forum in Sao Paulo. Mr. Sotero took part in the Closing Plenary: Phianthropy and Citizen Voice.

Responses to President Dilma’s Postponement of State Visit

Sep 19, 2013
This section will offer continuous coverage of President Dilma Rousseff’s decision to delay the state visit to Washington due to recent tensions in Brazil-US relations over NSA spying allegations.

Brazil Sees BRIC Limitations

Sep 05, 2013
While Brazil's interest in BRICS appears to be waning, looking ahead, the BRICS will remain a useful mirror that reflects back to Brazilian comparisons with China and India economic factors that drive productivity and competitiveness in an increasingly integrated world economy, writes Paulo Sotero.

Dilma goes to Washington

Aug 29, 2013
Paulo Sotero, Director of the Brazil Institute, presents his views on President Dilma Rousseff's upcoming state visit to Washington.

Op-Eds and Media Highlights: Summer 2013

Jul 31, 2013
See op-eds and select media appearances for our staff, scholars, and affiliates.

Pope Francis Challenges Brazil’s Leaders to Address Economic Inequality

Jul 26, 2013
The first Latin American Pope has come to Brazil with a message that challenges leaders to address the needs of the “have-nots” at a time when citizens have become increasingly restless about economic inequality. Will Pope Francis’ message have an impact on Brazilian politics and renew interest in the Catholic Church among Brazil’s youth? Paulo Sotero provides context.

According to analysts, the NSA spying incident shakes, but does not jeopardize relations between Brazil and the US

Jul 09, 2013
Director of the Brazil Institute, Paulo Sotero, gives his take on the recent allegations of the NSA spying on Brazil

Widespread Protests in Brazil Challenge Government to Respond

Jul 02, 2013
Mass protests across Brazil surprised politicians at all levels of government when they began in June following a brutal police response to demonstrations against increases in public transport fares in São Paulo. Paulo Sotero, just back from Brazil, described what’s happening and what it represents.

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