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Member in the News: Marina Silva

On December 29, 2022, Marina Silva, member of the Inter-American Dialogue, was named Brazil’s new Minister of Environment under President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva.

Marina Silva

Member in the News ˙ ˙ PBS Newshour

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How Will the Brazil-U.S. Relationship Change Under Lula?

A Latin America Advisor Q&A featuring experts’ views on how relations between the United States and Brazil may change after Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva takes office as Brazil’s president on Jan. 1.

Gabrielle Trebat, Rubens Barbosa, Amanda Mattingly, Cecília Godoy

Latin America Advisor ˙

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On Lula’s Approach to Asia: Q&A with Karin Costa Vazquez

Insights from Karin Costa Vazquez on Lula’s recent re-election and its significance for Brazil’s relations with its Asian partners and in multilateral institutions.

Karin Costa Vazquez, Margaret Myers, Steven Holmes

Interviews ˙

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Brazil Elections – What’s Next?

Luiz Inácio “Lula” da Silva narrowly defeated his populist, right-wing opponent Jair Bolsonaro by just over 2 million votes in the second round of elections and will begin his third term as president of Brazil in January 2023. To explore what the election means for Brazilian politics, society, and foreign relations, the Inter-American Dialogue hosted an event titled “Brazil Elections – What’s Next?” on November 7, 2022.

Patrick Springer

Event Summaries ˙


Brazilian Energy Policy under Lula: What to Expect

To explore Lula’s plans for Brazil’s energy sector, the Inter-American Dialogue hosted the online event “Power in Brazil – Energy Policy Post-Election” on November 8, 2022. 

MK Vereen, Daniela Stevens

Event Summaries ˙

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What Does Lula’s Political Comeback Mean for Brazil?

A Latin America Advisor Q&A featuring experts’ viewpoints on Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva’s win in Brazil’s presidential election.

Peter Hakim, Joel Korn, Beatrice Rangel, Melvyn Levitsky, Nicholas Borges

Latin America Advisor ˙

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What Factors Will Decide Who Wins Brazil’s Election?

A Latin America Advisor Q&A featuring experts’ viewpoints on Brazil’s presidential election and who might win in the runoff.

Peter Hakim, Gabrielle Trebat, Abraham Lowenthal, Joel Korn, Gilberto M.A. Rodrigues, Rubens Barbosa, Helder Fonseca

Latin America Advisor ˙

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Brasilianistas admitem surpresa e avaliam estratégias

Peter Hakim, presidente emérito do Diálogo Interamericano, conversou com o Correio Braziliense sobre as eleições em Brasil. Hakim admitiu ter ficado muito surpreso com a voz das urnas e avaliou estratégias para a segunda ronda eleitoral. 

Peter Hakim

Interviews ˙ ˙ Correio Braziliense

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Shifter: “La América Latina de hoy no reconoce a la de hace 30 años”

Michael Shifter, presidente del Diálogo Interamericano, habló con Rafael Mathus de La Nación sobre lo que vio en las últimas tres décadas en América Latina. Durante la entrevista se cubrieron temas como la influencia de Estados Unidos y China en la región, fortalecimiento de la izquierda y las dificultades que afronta la Argentina.

Michael Shifter

Interviews ˙ ˙ La Nación

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Shifter: “Boric is a postmodern leader who reflects generational change”

Michael Shifter, president of the Inter-American Dialogue, spoke with Anthony Faiola from the Washington Post about Latin America’s new crop of leftist leader who join the ranks of other left-leaning governments already stretching from Mexico to Argentina.

Michael Shifter

Interviews ˙ ˙ The Washington Post