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Amid Division and Paralysis, an Isolated Rousseff Confronts Scandal and Her Own Troubled Legacy

Feb 12, 2015
Director Paulo Sotero authors this piece for The Huffington Post discussing President Dilma Rousseff's challenges in the near future with the recent scandals and economic woes.

Brazilian President Begins New Term With Tough Road Ahead

Jan 01, 2015
Paulo Sotero, Director of the Brazil Institute, spoke with NPR on Dilma Rousseff's second terms and the challenges ahead.

A changed context favors better US–Brazil relations as President Rousseff begins second term

Jan 01, 2015
As President Dilma Rousseff takes on her second term in office, confronted with various domestic challenges, prospect for Brazil-US relations are favorable.

Plataforma Democrática on the Integration of Cuba in a Democratic Latin America

Dec 22, 2014
Plataforma Democrática, a Brazil-based discussion forum, released a report following the historic announcement on December 17 by presidents Barack Obama and Raul Castro of their decision to normalize the United States-Cuba relations.

Brasil exhausto: la parálisis impone una reforma

Dec 17, 2014
Director Paulo Sotero writes for Politica Externa on President Dilma Rousseff's next term.

Digging up Orthodoxy

Dec 02, 2014
Brazil Institute Global Fellow Monica de Bolle gives her take on Dilma Roussef's economic team.
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Preserving the Amazon: A Race Against Time

Nov 13, 2014
Researchers from the United States and the state of São Paulo met at a FAPESP (Foundation for Research Support of the State of São Paulo) symposium in Washington, DC to present the latest findings from their studies of the Amazon. The “FAPESP-U.S. Collaborative Research on the Amazon” meeting was organized in partnership with the U.S. Department of Energy and the Brazil Institute of the Wilson Center. One of the featured speakers was noted biodiversity expert, Tom Lovejoy. We spoke with him about the state of the Amazon and efforts to preserve its endangered ecosystem.

Reelected, Rousseff Promises She Will be “A Better President"

Oct 27, 2014
Director of the Brazil Institute, Paulo Sotero, gives his take on Dilma Rousseff's reelection.

Brazilians to elect a new president in an atypically sour mood

Oct 20, 2014
Paulo Sotero shares his take on the upcoming second round of the Brazilian Presidential elections this Sunday, October 26th.
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Rousseff v. Neves: Brazil’s Election Headed to Round Two

Oct 08, 2014
After one round of voting in Brazil, the unpredictability factor in the race for the presidency remains intact. Brazil Institute Director Paulo Sotero, discusses the latest as incumbent Dilma Rousseff and challenger Aecio Neves head toward a runoff vote on October 26th. A key for each campaign will be winning over supporters of Marina Silva, following her third place finish in round one of the voting. Sotero describes the factors and issues in play.

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