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Watch AALAC’s latest Expert of the Americas episode on 2022 elections in Brazil

Ricardo Sennes, nonresident senior Brazil fellow at the Center and Managing Partner of Prospectiva Consulting, and Valentina Sader, assistant director and Brazil lead at the Latin America Center discuss the upcoming 2022 elections in Brazil, polarization, and the upcoming Summit for Democracy.


Past events

May 20, 2020

China-Brazil relations under COVID-19

By Isabel Kennon

On May 12, 2020, the Atlantic Council’s Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center hosted a timely conversation on the implications of the coronavirus on Sino-Brazilian relations. The event also marked the launch of the new China-Latin America Policy and Business Consultation Group, which will discuss some of the most pressing issues around China’s relationship with countries […]

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New Atlanticist

Apr 3, 2020

The coronavirus infodemic in Latin America will cost lives

By Roberta Braga and Diego Area

Disinformation and misinformation, especially circulating within the biggest economy in Latin America (Brazil) and the country with the worst man-made humanitarian crisis in the hemisphere (Venezuela), can foment national catastrophes that will be felt well beyond the realms of the online information space and national borders.

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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Mar 10, 2020

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

By Valentina Sader

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.

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New Atlanticist

Mar 5, 2020

The path forward for the US-Brazil economic relationship

By David A. Wemer

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.

Brazil Trade

Issue briefs and reports

Mar 5, 2020

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

By Abrão Neto, Roberta Braga

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.

Brazil Economy & Business

New Atlanticist

Feb 7, 2020

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

By David A. Wemer

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.

Brazil Energy Markets & Governance

Past events

Dec 5, 2019

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

By Frederico Fróes

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.

Brazil Trade

New Atlanticist

Dec 3, 2019

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

By Jasper Gilardi

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.

Brazil Latin America

In the News

Nov 10, 2019

Pepe Zhang in O Globo: “China age com pragmatismo econômico quando pensa no Brasil”

On November 10, 2019, Pepe Zhang was quoted in O Globo's article, "China age com pragmatismo econômico quando pensa no Brasil" ("China acts with economic pragmatism when it thinks about Brazil").

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Event Recap

Jul 30, 2019

Chile Against Corruption: What Can the Region Learn?

By Guillermo Garcia Montenegro

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 […]

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