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Mandates for Change: Anticorruption and Latin America’s New Leaders

On May 23, the Inter-American Dialogue in partnership with the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) hosted a panel called “Mandates for Change: Anticorruption and Latin America’s New Leaders” as the third and final installment of the joint Dialogue/IDB “Anticorruption, Transparency and Intergrity” Symposia series.

Tamar Ziff

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Política externa nos 100 primeiros dias de Bolsonaro provoca danos à imagem do Brasil

A RFI ouviu dois especialistas para analisar o desempenho do atual governo brasileiro: Peter Hakim, presidente emérito do Inter-Americain Dialogue de Washington, e o embaixador Rubens Ricupero. Hakim vê muita “contradição” na política externa brasileira, devido à “agenda ideológica do governo”.

Peter Hakim

Interviews ˙ ˙ Radio France International

Em Davos, Bolsonaro frustra quem queria dados e quem ‘torcia’ por polêmicas

A passagem de Bolsonaro por Davos, na Suíça, foi considerada rasa, sem grandes destaques, mas também longe de escorregões, segundo analistas ouvidos pelo UOL — entre eles, o ex-embaixador Rubens Ricupero, e o brasilianista Peter Hakim, presidente emérito do Inter-American Dialogue, em Washington (EUA).

Peter Hakim, Talita Marchao

Interviews ˙ ˙ UOL

Who will save Brazil’s democracy if Jair Bolsonaro tries to destroy it?

Bolsonaro’s authoritarian rhetoric was hotly debated during the presidential campaign. His supporters embraced his brash promises to bring law and order to a country beset by crime, corruption and economic struggles. His opponents feared a resurgence of military rule or the emergence of a Duterte-style police state.

Michael Camilleri, Benjamin Gedan

Articles & Op-Eds ˙ ˙ Miami Herald

Brazil Was a Global Leader on Climate Change. Now It’s a Threat.

Brazil should build on its impressive efforts in renewable energy, clean transport, and deforestation reduction. But as President Jair Bolsonaro assumes power, one of the world’s largest economies is on the verge of relinquishing its role as an environmental leader and retreating from the fight against climate change.

Lisa Viscidi, Nate Graham

Articles & Op-Eds ˙ ˙ Foreign Policy

The Trump Effect in Latin America

Over a year ago, as Donald Trump was on one of his tirades full of insults and falsehoods – to which most Americans have, sadly, now become accustomed – I asked an Argentine friend if he had ever heard such aggressive rhetoric from a president before. “Sure I have,” he responded, “but never in English.”

Michael Shifter

Articles & Op-Eds ˙ ˙ Ideele

Foreign Policy in the Era of Populism: Trump’s America and Bolsonaro’s Brazil

According to Stephen Walt, professor of international affairs at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government, the past three decades of US foreign policy have led to unnecessary wars, tragic death and failed diplomacy. Walt shares his insights with Jane Wales, World Affairs CEO, about how to reorient US foreign policy and…

Peter Hakim

Interviews ˙ ˙ World Affairs Council

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What Will AMLO and Bolsonaro Do To Energy Markets?

New leaders in Mexico and Brazil may mean big changes to their respective energy sectors. Lisa Viscidi tells Richard Miles of CSIS that a Mexican delay on offshore bidding could have a major impact, but that Brazil is likely to maintain the status quo. Venezuela could take years to recover production once it emerges from its current crisis, given the massive investment required to reverse declining oil output.

Lisa Viscidi, Richard Miles

Interviews ˙ ˙ Center for Strategic & International Studies

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Bolsonaro as ‘Tropical Trump’ and his impact on Brazil’s oil markets

Jair Bolsonaro’s victory in the Brazilian presidential election was widely seen as promising for the country’s oil sector, which has been revitalized by reforms that opened the upstream market under the Temer administration, but many questions remain unanswered as the January 1 inauguration approaches. Lisa Viscidi spoke with Meghan Gordon and Brian Scheid of the Capitol Crude podcast about the future of Petrobas and its subsidiaries, fuel subsidies, and deepwater exploration under Bolsonaro. 

Lisa Viscidi, Meghan Gordon, Brian Scheid

Interviews ˙ ˙ S&P Global Platts

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Peter Hakim on Brazil’s Presidential Elections

Brazil prepares to elect its next president on Oct 28 as part of the second round of elections in the country. The people of Brazil will have to choose between the far-right candidate Jair Bolsonaro and Lula-backed centrist Fernando Haddad. On the night of the elections, the Inter-American Dialogue’s President Emeritus and Senior Fellow Peter Hakim commented on the topic for CGTN America with John Terrett.

Peter Hakim

Interviews ˙ ˙ CGTN