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Paulo Sotero
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Paulo Sotero is Director of the Brazil Institute at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, in Washington.

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

(0) Comments | Posted February 12, 2015 | 3:16 PM

Millions of Brazilians will sing and dance in the streets in the pre-lent festival of Carnaval starting this weekend. This year, however, there is no way to escape the harsh realities of a government paralyzed by division, scandals, and an economy on the verge of recession. The sharp increase of...

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A Game Changer in Brazil's 2014 Presidential Elections

(1) Comments | Posted October 11, 2013 | 10:33 AM

Prevented by the Courts from running for Planalto, world-renowned environmentalist Marina Silva makes a surprising move to unseat Dilma Rousseff

Former senator Marina Silva's unexpected decision to join the Brazilian Socialist Party (PSB) and position herself as running mate of governor Eduardo Campos of Pernambuco, president of the PSB, in...

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Why United States and Brazil Will Pursue a More Productive Bilateral Relationship

(5) Comments | Posted November 9, 2012 | 12:58 PM

The growing presence of Brazilian global companies in the United Stated, complementing traditionally strong American investments in Brazil, has created a two-way street where common interests are more visible and pressure both governments to recognize the benefits of working together or risk paying a political price for not doing so.

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