Lessons from Brazil: Crisis, Corruption, and Global Cooperation


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Corruption is increasingly a global concern, and Brazil is no stranger to the problem: the biggest economy in Latin America is also host to the biggest graft scandal in modern history. But amid political crisis and economic turmoil, Brazil has also produced results. It strengthened its justice system and revamped its cooperation with the United States. The result? Powerful businessmen and politicians behind bars and a pathbreaking international fight against impunity.

How did Brazil do it?  What are the lessons from the Brazil-US cooperation that can be applied to other anti-corruption efforts? And is Brazil closer to finding a way out of the current cycle of crisis and instability?

Join the Atlantic Council’s Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center, the Inter-American Dialogue, and Brazilian news service Jota for a candid discussion on the Brazilian experience and ways to improve international cooperation against corruption. During the event, Jota will present the results of an original Congressional survey on current political support for President Michel Temer and for anti-corruption efforts.

Registration is required. A light lunch will be served. 

Keynote Discussion

Rodrigo Janot

Prosecutor-General of Brazil

Kenneth Blanco

Acting Assistant Attorney General of the United


Maurício Valeixo

Director, Division of Investigations and
Organized Crime Operations, Brazilian
Federal Police

Patrick Stokes

Former Senior Prosecutor and Chief of the FCPA Unit, US Department of Justice; Partner, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP

Fernando Mello

Partner and Senior Political Analyst, Jota;
Researcher, Political Science Department,

Alana Rizzo

Director, Abraji (Brazilian Investigative Journalism Association); Journalist-in-Residence, The Stigler Center Journalists in Residence Program, University of Chicago Booth School of Business


Andrea Murta

Deputy Director, Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center, Atlantic Council

Welcome Remarks

Jason Marczak

Director, Latin America Economic Growth Initiative, Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center, Atlantic Council



Event Partner

This event is co-sponsored with the Atlantic Council’s Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center.