Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro met last week in Moscow with Russian President Vladimir Putin (L-R) in a trip that the United States has criticized. U.S. President Joe Biden said Tuesday that Russia has begun an invasion of Ukraine. // Photo: Brazilian Government.

What Do Brazil and Russia Want From Each Other?

A Latin America Advisor Q&A featuring experts’ viewpoints on bilateral relations between Russia and Brazil.

Bartłomiej Znojek, Valentina Sader, Vladimir Rouvinski

Latin America Advisor ˙

Amazon rainforest Video

Can Biden Woo the World on Climate Change?

In an interview with BBC’s Business Daily, Lisa Viscidi, director of the Energy, Climate Change, and Extractive Industries Program, discussed President Biden’s climate foreign policy, deforestation in the Amazon, and US-Brazil relations.

Lisa Viscidi

Interviews ˙ ˙ BBC

Margaret Myers Video

Myers: “China is focusing activity in a few strategic sectors”

In an interview BBC’s The Real Story, Margaret Myers considered prospects for US-China-Latin America relations in the coming years, taking into account global trends and the Biden administration’s likely take on China’s growing global role. 

Margaret Myers

Interviews ˙ ˙ BBC The Real Story

U.S. President Donald Trump and Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro shaking hands.

Are Brazil & the U.S. on a Fast Track to Closer Trade Ties?

A Latin America Advisor Q&A featuring expert’s viewpoints on the future of trade ties between the United States and Brazil.

Peter Hakim, Jim Kolbe, Francisco Sánchez, Renata Amaral, Cassia Carvalho, Adrian Cruz Vazquez

Latin America Advisor ˙

Michael Camilleri speaks at an FGV event Video

The US Presidential Election and the Future of US-Brazil Relations

The Getúlio Vargas Foundation Escola de Relações Internacionais held a public online event on July 7 to discuss discuss current US-Brazil relations and implications of the upcoming US presidential election on the future of these relations. Michael Camilleri appeared as the featured speaker.

Michael Camilleri, Oliver Stuenkel

Event Summaries ˙ ˙ FGV Escola de Relações Internacionais


Beleaguered Brazil

On May 7, 2020, the Inter-American Dialogue hosted “Beleaguered Brazil,” to discuss recent developments in Brazil such as the resignation of Sergio Moro as justice minister, Moro’s accusations against President Jair Bolsonaro, and the possible implications of Bolsonaro’s response to Covid-19 and its economic impacts.

Catharine Christie, Carole Botello

Event Summaries ˙

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro // File Photo: Brazilian Government

Will Brazil Allow Development on Indigenous Lands?

A Latin America Advisor Q&A featuring experts’ viewpoints on the development of indigenous land in Brazil.

Isabella Alcañiz, Leni Berliner, Jana Nelson, Luiza Lima

Latin America Advisor ˙


Bolsonaro & Trump: What Lies Ahead for Brazil-US Relations?

On March 13 the Inter-American Dialogue and Johns Hopkins University´s School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) hosted a discussion on the Trump Bolsonaro summit, and what we can expect from the relationship between the new Brazilian administration and the United States.

Pedro Garmendia

Event Summaries ˙

What do analysts think about Brazil’s entry into the OECD

Peter Hakim, president emeritus of the Inter-American Dialogue, spoke to Brazilian newspaper O Estadão. In this interview he analyzes the idea of Brazil’s admission to the OECD and the relationship between Trump and Bolsonaro.

Peter Hakim

Interviews ˙ ˙ Estadão


Trump y Bolsonaro, Venezuela, Caricom

En este episodio de Club de Prensa, Michael Shifter analizó la actualidad del hemisferio. Entre los temas que analizo estaban la reunión entre Trump y Bolsonaro, la reunión de Trump con el Caricom, las relaciones de China con America Latina, los rumores sobre la relección de AMLO y la Justicia Especial para la Paz.

Michael Shifter

Interviews ˙ ˙ NTN24


Foreign Policy in Bolsonaro’s Brazil

On February 11th, the Inter-American Dialogue and Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) hosted the third event in a series dedicated to Brazil.

Missy Reif

Event Summaries ˙


Market Tailwinds and Political Headwinds for Latin American Energy

2018 has been a year marked by great political uncertainty for Latin American energy markets. Oil prices are up, creating strong incentives for investment, rising US natural gas exports are creating a new source of flexible, cheaper energy for Latin American consumers, and the cost of wind and solar energy is declining dramatically. However, Latin America continues to face uncertainty in energy policy as new governments take office in many countries and geopolitical tensions between the US and China are on the rise. With many questions on the table, government officials, corporate representatives, and analysts gathered on October 25 at the Inter-American Dialogue to assess the future of energy policy in the Western Hemisphere.

Nate Graham, Amy Iverson, Chris Kambhu

Event Summaries ˙