Brazil

Foreign Affairs Article

A Light in the Forest

Author: Jeff Tollefson

Since 1988, Brazilians have cleared more than 153,000 square miles of Amazonian rain forest, devastating the environment and driving global climate change forward ever faster. Recently, however, Brazil has changed its course, reducing the rate of deforestation by 83 percent since 2004. At the same time, it has become a test case for a controversial international climate-change prevention strategy that places a monetary value on the carbon stored in forests.

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Foreign Affairs Article

Broken BRICs

Author: Ruchir Sharma

Over the past several years, the most talked-about trend in the global economy has been the so-called rise of the rest, which saw the economies of many developing countries swiftly converging with those of their more developed peers.

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Analysis Brief

Ahead of Vote, Tremors from Brazil

Brazil is one of the world's top emerging markets. But recent outbreaks of gang violence in its largest city have drawn attention to the country's social inequality and rising urban crime rates, raising questions about the sustainability of Brazil's growth just before October's elections.

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Article

Brazil Drops Out

Author: Walter Russell Mead
American Interest

Walter Russell Mead says that Brazil's recent involvement in the diplomatic dispute between Iran and the United States reveals the United States' need to identify ways to help Brazil reach its potential and help advance important American interests in Latin America.

See more in History and Theory of International Relations; Brazil; Iran

Article

Assessing State Compliance with Obligations to Fulfill Economic and Social Rights Ė A Methodology and Application to the States of Brazil

Authors: Terra Lawson-Remer, Sakiko Fukuda-Parr, Patrick Guyer, Susan Randolph, and Louise Moreira Daniels
Coleção Fórum Diretos Humanos

Development policies are designed to achieve specific goals, so how those goals are defined has profound implications for the types of policies pursued, and how progress is evaluated. This chapter from Direito ao Desenvolvimento, edited by Flavia Piovesan and Ines Virginia Prado Soares, presents an index that measures the fulfillment of economic and social rights and applies it to assessing the performance of the 27 states of the Federal Republic of Brazil.

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