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Fri, Feb 7, 2020

US will use energy revolution to transform its foreign policy, energy secretary says

The United States’ transformation into a net exporter of energy “has revolutionized our foreign policy, and it frees us to pursue options that we have not had at least in my lifetime,” US Secretary of Energy Dan Brouillette said on February 7. Speaking at the Atlantic Council, Brouillette argued that “with US energy production now at record levels, the world is no longer subject to the will of countries who seek to do us harm,” such as Russia and Iran, and allows the United States to use energy cooperation and investment as a key tool to advance its foreign policy aims.

New Atlanticist by David A. Wemer

Brazil Energy Markets & Governance

Thu, Dec 5, 2019

Rapid reaction call: Steel and aluminum tariffs on Brazil and Argentina

Though the economic consequences of the tariffs will likely be muted in Brazil and Argentina, Trump’s announcement might damage the US’ relationship with, and influence in, the region.

Event Recaps by Frederico Fróes

Brazil Trade

Tue, Dec 3, 2019

Brazil and Argentina surprised by tariff announcement: What comes next?

On December 2, US President Donald J. Trump announced that he would impose new tariffs on Brazilian and Argentinian steel and aluminum coming into the United States, a retaliation for alleged currency manipulation, which he claimed was hurting US farmers.

New Atlanticist by Jasper Gilardi

Brazil Latin America

Tue, Jul 30, 2019

Chile Against Corruption: What Can the Region Learn?

To launch the last of a series of spotlights on anti-corruption, the Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center hosted a conference call to discuss Chile’s successes and steps countries can take to revitalize regulatory frameworks. Authored by Former Minister of National Women’s Affairs of Chile and Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center Non-Resident Senior Fellow Laura Albornoz […]

Event Recap by Guillermo Garcia Montenegro

Brazil Latin America

Tue, Jul 2, 2019

20 Years in the making: Mercosur-European Union reach trade deal

Days after the announcement of the Mercosur-European Union trade deal, the Atlantic Council’s Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center partnered with the Global Business and Economics Program and the Future Europe Initiative for a conference call to discuss the details and implications of the momentous agreement. A byproduct of two decades of discussions and forty rounds […]

Event Recap by Bryan Wilensky

Brazil Economy & Business

Thu, Jun 27, 2019

INFOGRAPHICS – Disinformation in democracies: Strengthening digital resilience in Latin America

2018 saw political tides turn in three of Latin America’s largest democracies. These elections also saw deep polarization and distrust in institutions among Brazilians, Mexicans, and Colombians in an information environment ripe with disinformation. And while disinformation and misinformation are nothing new, the spread of false information at alarming rates is more effective and worrisome […]

2018 Elections in Latin America by

Brazil Colombia

Wed, May 22, 2019

Brazilian VP in China: A turning point for Brazil-China relations?

Brazilian Vice President, Hamilton Mourão, was in China for a six-day trip ahead of President Jair Bolsonaro’s trip to the country later this year. The Atlantic Council’s Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center held a conference call just before the China–Brazil High-Level Cooperation and Commission (COSBAN) meeting to assess expectations and possible key outcomes to Brazil-China […]

Event Recap by Paulina Ornelas

Brazil China

Thu, Apr 11, 2019

Spotlight: Five key economic avenues for strengthening US-Brazil trade and FDI

In what five key ways can the United States and Brazil work more effectively together to strengthen bilateral trade and foreign direct investment?

Report by Daniel Marteleto Godinho, Abrão Neto

Brazil Economy & Business

Thu, Mar 28, 2019

Digital resilience in Latin America: Automation, disinformation, and polarization in elections

2018 saw political tides turn in three of Latin America’s largest democracies. These elections also saw deep polarization and distrust in institutions among Brazilians, Mexicans, and Colombians in an information environment ripe with disinformation. Following a year-long effort in which the Atlantic Council’s Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center and its Digital Forensic Research Lab (DFRLab) […]

2018 Elections in Latin America by Valentina Sader

Americas Brazil

Thu, Mar 28, 2019

Has progress been made in containing disinformation?

Facebook and Whatsapp representatives hail progress on limiting disinformation's impact on social media.

New Atlanticist by David A. Wemer

Brazil Colombia

Events

Thu, Mar 5, 2020

US-Brazil economic relations: The path to a trade agreement

As key presidential and municipal elections approach in the US and Brazil, respectively, the two governments have a unique window of opportunity to take concrete actions toward a long-term free trade agreement. What actions can Brazil and the US pursue in the short term to achieve deeper collaboration?

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