The Atlantic Council launches new report on US-Brazil trade

US-Brazil trade and FDI: Enhancing the bilateral economic relationship

The United States and Brazil would benefit from a closer and stronger trade and foreign-direct-investment-relationship that would amplify growth and prosperity, in both the short and long terms. Deepening the economic relationship would pay dividends in other areas as well, translating into greater opportunities for strategic bilateral cooperation. This paper recognizes that the moment is now and that 2020 is a pivotal year to substantively advance bilateral economic ties.

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Sergio Segovia, president of Apex Brazil on the opportunities for US-Brazil trade

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Tue, Mar 10, 2020

Ahead of Brazil’s municipal elections, novel legal requirements can elevate women’s participation in politics

As the country prepares to hold municipal elections in October 2020, Brazil should aim to increase women’s political participation and learn from its fellow Latin American countries.

New Atlanticist by Valentina Sader

Brazil Elections

Thu, Mar 5, 2020

The path forward for the US-Brazil economic relationship

Growing cooperation between the United States and Brazil has created “a very unique moment in our bilateral relations,” as both sides move closer to a potential deepening of their economic relationship, Ambassador of Brazil to the United States Nestor Forster said on March 5.

New Atlanticist by David A. Wemer

Brazil Trade

Thu, Mar 5, 2020

US-Brazil trade and FDI: Enhancing the bilateral economic relationship

The United States and Brazil would benefit from a closer and stronger trade and foreign-direct-investment-relationship that would amplify growth and prosperity, in both the short and long terms. Deepening the economic relationship would pay dividends in other areas as well, translating into greater opportunities for strategic bilateral cooperation. This paper recognizes that the moment is now and that 2020 is a pivotal year to substantively advance bilateral economic ties.

In-Depth Research & Reports by By Abrão Neto, Ken Hyatt, Daniel Godinho, and Lisa Schineller With Roberta Braga

Brazil Economy & Business

Fri, Feb 7, 2020

US will use energy revolution to transform its foreign policy, energy secretary says

The United States’ transformation into a net exporter of energy “has revolutionized our foreign policy, and it frees us to pursue options that we have not had at least in my lifetime,” US Secretary of Energy Dan Brouillette said on February 7. Speaking at the Atlantic Council, Brouillette argued that “with US energy production now at record levels, the world is no longer subject to the will of countries who seek to do us harm,” such as Russia and Iran, and allows the United States to use energy cooperation and investment as a key tool to advance its foreign policy aims.

New Atlanticist by David A. Wemer

Brazil Energy Markets & Governance

Thu, Dec 5, 2019

Rapid reaction call: Steel and aluminum tariffs on Brazil and Argentina

Though the economic consequences of the tariffs will likely be muted in Brazil and Argentina, Trump’s announcement might damage the US’ relationship with, and influence in, the region.

Event Recaps by Frederico Fróes

Brazil Trade

Tue, Dec 3, 2019

Brazil and Argentina surprised by tariff announcement: What comes next?

On December 2, US President Donald J. Trump announced that he would impose new tariffs on Brazilian and Argentinian steel and aluminum coming into the United States, a retaliation for alleged currency manipulation, which he claimed was hurting US farmers.

New Atlanticist by Jasper Gilardi

Brazil Latin America

Tue, Jul 30, 2019

Chile Against Corruption: What Can the Region Learn?

To launch the last of a series of spotlights on anti-corruption, the Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center hosted a conference call to discuss Chile’s successes and steps countries can take to revitalize regulatory frameworks. Authored by Former Minister of National Women’s Affairs of Chile and Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center Non-Resident Senior Fellow Laura Albornoz […]

Event Recap by Guillermo Garcia Montenegro

Brazil Latin America

Tue, Jul 2, 2019

20 Years in the making: Mercosur-European Union reach trade deal

Days after the announcement of the Mercosur-European Union trade deal, the Atlantic Council’s Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center partnered with the Global Business and Economics Program and the Future Europe Initiative for a conference call to discuss the details and implications of the momentous agreement. A byproduct of two decades of discussions and forty rounds […]

Event Recap by Bryan Wilensky

Brazil Economy & Business

Thu, Jun 27, 2019

INFOGRAPHICS – Disinformation in democracies: Strengthening digital resilience in Latin America

2018 saw political tides turn in three of Latin America’s largest democracies. These elections also saw deep polarization and distrust in institutions among Brazilians, Mexicans, and Colombians in an information environment ripe with disinformation. And while disinformation and misinformation are nothing new, the spread o#f false information at alarming rates is more effective and worrisome […]

2018 Elections in Latin America

Brazil Colombia

Wed, May 22, 2019

Brazilian VP in China: A turning point for Brazil-China relations?

Brazilian Vice President, Hamilton Mourão, was in China for a six-day trip ahead of President Jair Bolsonaro’s trip to the country later this year. The Atlantic Council’s Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center held a conference call just before the China–Brazil High-Level Cooperation and Commission (COSBAN) meeting to assess expectations and possible key outcomes to Brazil-China […]

Event Recap by Paulina Ornelas

Brazil China

Events

Tue, Mar 31, 2020

Impact of the oil market crash on the major producers in Latin America: A closer look at Brazil and Mexico

What would this oil market crash mean for these two major oil-producing countries in Latin America? How resilient are Brazil and Mexico’s energy sectors to fend off this price crash?

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