A Debilitating Crisis Confronts the Country, with Hard Choices to Re-Imagine Its Once Promising Future
Director, Brazil Center, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
WHEN Wednesday | 27 Jan, 12:00 PM
WHERE 238 HRCB
Brazil was rocked by a debilitating political and economic crisis in 2015, and an effort is underway to impeach President Dilma Rousseff. The year ended with the departure of Finance Minister Joaquim Levy, a fiscal conservative named by Rousseff. His replacement, Nelson Barbosa, is another trusted associate of the president. Join us for an insightful look at Brazil’s Russian roulette politics.
Paulo Sotero is the director of the Brazil Institute of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and an award-winning journalist. Sotero’s expertise is Latin America, with particular emphasis on Brazil, contemporary politics, and the media, and from 1989 to 2006, he was the Washington correspondent for Estado de S.Paulo, a leading Brazilian daily newspaper. He is a frequent guest commentator for the BBC, CNN, AlJazeera, Voice of America, National Public Radio, Globo News Television, and the Brazilian Radio Network—CBN, and also contributes regularly to Brazilian and international newspapers, magazines, and scholarly journals.