(REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino) Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff attends the opening ceremony of the National Policy Conference for Women in Brasilia, Brazil, May 10, 2016.

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WATCH: What’s next for Brazil after the impeachment of President Dilma Rousseff?

May 13, 2016, Fred Dews

This week, the Federal Senate voted to put Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff on trial as part of an impeachment process against her. Harold Trinkunas, senior fellow and director of the Latin America Initiative at Brookings, participated in a Facebook Live event to discuss the impeachment process, the causes for it, and what happens next.

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    The key to Mercosur’s open regionalism is Brazil. Small countries cannot afford the luxury of having their own agenda. If Brazil decides in favour of a more dynamic integration into the world economy, Argentina will have to follow.

    December 1, 2014, Ernesto Talvi, Valor Econômico (Portuguese)
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    July 21, 2014, Tanvi Madan

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    The BRICS is more than just about economic relations — it's also a way to diversify and hedge against western influence.

    July 13, 2014, Harold Trinkunas, BBC
  • In the News

    We should expect to see the announcement of a major new multilateral development bank in which the five-member states [BRICS] will each contribute a certain amount of capital — up to $100 billion total over a number of years.

    July 12, 2014, Harold Trinkunas, Voice of America
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    Brazil's international development assistance budget is modest relative to other countries. Brazil prefers to focus its assistance on countries in South America and Portuguese-speaking Africa. However, by not being a major humanitarian donor, Brazil limits its ability to influence the decisions made by the donor community in cases outside of South America and Africa.

    February 12, 2014, Harold Trinkunas, BBC
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    Ultimately, if we are going to have legitimacy of [the IMF and World Bank], if we are going to have future funding, contribution and buy-in by the wealthiest countries, which will continue to be emerging market economies, we need to see this kind of reform [of giving more voting power to emerging nations] take place.

    March 29, 2013, Bessma Momani , Voice of America
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    [There is] a very serious effort to really pull [the BRICS nations] together despite the differences and differing interests. Yes, it will be difficult to put the [new development] bank in place. It will take a lot of time to accumulate the capital.

    March 27, 2013, Colin I. Bradford, Bloomberg
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    The question is: do these BRICs countries have enough in common to make [a BRICs development] bank instrumental to their objectives? They all have a huge need for infrastructure [investment] and share a dissatisfaction with the lending policies of the World Bank, so there’s a base on which they could build.

    September 23, 2012, Domenico Lombardi, Financial Times
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    World Bank Leadership Should Reflect Emerging Economies

    March 28, 2012, Colin I. Bradford

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