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A Discussion with President of the Brazilian Senate, Rodrigo Pacheco

The Wilson Center’s Brazil Institute recently hosted Brazilian Senate President Rodrigo Pacheco for a discussion on strengthening bilateral ties. Attended by Brazilian and American government officials and private sector leaders, President Pacheco offered remarks on several pivotal issues shaping Brazil’s future and its relationship with the U.S.

Moderated by former U.S. Ambassador to Brazil Anthony Harrington, the exchange underscored Brazil’s resilient democracy amid recent challenges. President Pacheco highlighted current initiatives to further strengthen democratic institutions, praising progress on economic and environmental reforms. 

“We have in Brazil a healthy and constructive environment among the three branches of the republic, with the oversight of other institutions and the natural scrutiny of the press, media, and public opinion,” Pacheco said. 

He emphasized the Brazilian Senate’s essential role in advancing national priorities, ranging from sustainable development to social policies that reduce inequality. This meaningful dialogue offered insights into deepening constructive cooperation between the U.S. and Brazil, grounded in shared democratic values.

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