By Pedro Vormittag [13 min read] The Report of the Independent International Fact-Finding Mission on the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, presented to the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) last week, proves that one of the most complex human rights challenges of the 21st century unfolds in South America. Meanwhile, in Brazil — Venezuela’s most… Read More How Brazil is forfeiting the responsibility to build solutions for Venezuela
Brazil is now the “largest host country of Syrian refugees in the Americas,” says Ambassador Simas Magalhães. by Fernando Brigidi de Mello Over the past few years, and specially in 2015, the world has been facing a devastating global refugee crisis. Violence and deprivation have forced hundreds of thousands to flee their homes, particularly in… Read More “Brazil has open arms to welcome refugees”
by Isabela Messias The humanitarian crisis we face is unprecedented in many ways. By the end of 2014, there were 19.5 million refugees worldwide, and with numbers growing daily, their destination options become ever more limited. With refugee camps overpopulated in countries such as Turkey, Pakistan or Ethiopia, and European countries increasing border control and… Read More Brazil: a hosting country?
by Luiz Pinto China is unstoppable. Within less than a year, Beijing-led initiatives pledged to mobilize US$477 billion to enhance South-South cooperation and finance trade, infrastructure and industrial projects overseas. High-profile ventures such as the New Silk Road and BRICS-sponsored projects are likely to benefit most.
by Cassiano Alves and Leticia Corrêa On June 28th, President Dilma Rousseff landed in the United States for an official visit, leaving behind an economy in imminent recession and a country in political crisis after the corruption scandal involving state-owned oil company Petrobras. Speculation over Mrs. Rousseff’s impeachment resurfaced after a national magazine reported that… Read More Will Dilma Rousseff be able to foster foreign direct investment to save the fiscal package and resume economic growth?