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This past Sunday, October 26th, incumbent Dilma Rousseff won the Brazilian elections against her opponent Aecio Neves. Rousseff won a very narrow victory, securing 51.6% of the vote over Neves' 48.4% . The campaign, one of the most dramatic in Brazil's recent history, witnessed the death of Eduardo Campos, the rise of Marina Silva and the surprising victory of Neves over Marina during the 1st round. During the 2nd round, Rousseff heavily capitalized on the PT's history of social advancements, suggesting that a Neves presidency would put those advancements at risk. Neves, on the other hand, accused Rousseff of ineffectively dealing with the country's rampant corruption, an issue that the president has promised to tackle during her second term.


Peter Hakim discute la victoria de Dilma Rousseff y la influencia de Lula da Silva en las elecciones.

Watch experts discuss Rousseff's victory at Dialogue-Atlantic Council event here.

Rousseff will have to deal with a sluggish economy (her first term posted the slowest economic growth in 20 years), above-target inflation, and a budget deficit, while delivering to an exceedingly demanding middle class. The president is well aware of these challenges, and called for unity as she promises to enact wide social and political changes in order to reduce corruption and respond to the country's growing social discontent.

Click here to read Peter Hakim's discussion on U.S.-Brazil relations.

The Dialogue's Latin America Advisor analyzes the prospects for the next four years here.

Michael Shifter discusses the elections and the outlook for the next years here. 


 

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Possibilities for Immigration Reform


24 October | Marielle Coutrix
In the likely absence of Congressional action, what decisions and initiatives can be expected from President Obama after the mid-term elections? In what ways has the recent surge in child migrants from Central America shifted the debate over immigration reform? MORE
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Fiscal Policy in Guatemala


23 October | Maynor Cabrera, Nora Lustig, Hilcías Morán
Guatemala is one of the most unequal countries in Latin America and has the highest incidence of poverty. Fiscal incidence analysis shows that taxes and transfers do almost nothing to reduce inequality and poverty overall or along ethnic and rural-urban lines . MORE
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A Conversation with Lucho Garzón


20 October | Marielle Coutrix
Minister Garzón, former mayor of Bogota and presidential candidate, discussed the government’s major labor policies, which aim at extending social security for all workers,  reducing the size of the informal sector, and insuring a reasonable minimum wage. MORE

The Case for Green Growth in Latin America


14 October | Lisa Viscidi and Paul Shortell
As Peru gears up to host UN climate change talks in December, many Latin American countries are demonstrating that “green growth” strategies can promote economic development while keeping emissions in check. MORE

A Conversation with Mauricio Cárdenas


9 October | Megan Cook
"Colombia has a remarkable economy," Finance Minister Mauricio Cárdenas said Thursday at the Inter-American Dialogue, highlighting the country's growth rate, which was revised upward by the International Monetary Fund Wednesday to 4.8 percent for the year. MORE

Navigating Risks in Brazil's Energy Sector


2 October | Paul Shortell
New Dialogue report analyzes critical challenges to investing in Brazil’s oil and gas, electricity generation and transmission sectors from the perspective of Chinese companies and identifies opportunities for cooperation and policy improvement. MORE

Refining Markets in Latin America


1 October | Paul Shortell
The Inter-American Dialogue hosted a group of the industry’s leading experts for a workshop on refining markets in the Americas, part of our series on the impact of the North American oil boom on Latin America, in cooperation with the Inter-American Development Bank. MORE

A New Course for Brazil


30 September | Marielle Coutrix
Come what may in October, the prediction is that Brazil will implement fiscal reforms all the while maintaining its current foreign relations. Amid the forecast of greater ideological fragmentation, it is clear that the election outcome will have a serious effect on the future of Brazilian politics. MORE

China's Mining Activity in Latin America


25 September | Paul Shortell
How is China’s approach to overseas mining changing, and what does that mean for Latin America? In a first-ever, comprehensive overview of recent findings on Chinese mining activity in Latin America, Iacob Koch-Weser offers an review of the  literature on Chinese overseas mining activity. MORE

A Conversation with Simón Gaviria


19 September | Illona de Zamarocsy
In his current position, Gaviria, an economist who previously served in the Colombian congress and was president of the Liberal Party, will play a key role in proposing policies to carry out the three priorities of President Juan Manuel Santos’ second-term agenda:  peace, equity and education. MORE

Immigration Policy: What's Next?


 19 September | Marielle Coutrix
The recent upsurge in unaccompanied minors in the southern border has re-framed the political discussion on immigration reform. President Obama recently announced that he plans to delay executive action on immigration reform until after November’s midterm elections. MORE

The Drug Problem in the Americas


 9 September | Marielle Coutrix
The OAS produced  a landmark report on hemispheric drug policies last year, which sets out  the data and analysis that make clear the risks of sticking with current approaches. It also carefully lays out the alternatives, which present their own risks and benefits. MORE