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Thoughts on the D Day celebrations and Portinari’s War and Peace at the Grand Palais

Brazilians didn’t have much to do with the Second World War but here in Paris it is hard to forget the date. Celebrations are extensive. Tv and local newspapers have a huge coverage of the event and of course, the odd … Continue reading

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Rio+20 flashes

The Rio Earth Summit of 1992 was a landmark in Latin America in terms of institutional changes towards sustainability goals. For now, we don’t know much on what impact will have Rio+20 in the debate. But we can try to interpret … Continue reading

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Brazil as a mediator or swing vote in security issues

This article asks whether Brazil will increasingly become a mediator or swing vote in important security issues like nuclear non proliferation because of its increasing economic clout, among other reasons. The future of non-proliferation An awkward guest-list Apr 29th 2010 … Continue reading

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Current Status of BRICs

This article in The Economist was published at the same time as the 2nd meeting of the BRIC nations in Brasilia. The article raises an interesting question of how cohesive the BRIC nations are beyond the original economic categorization. The … Continue reading

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