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Levitsky discusses Bolsonaro's visit to Russia

Feb 16, 2022 TV Globo
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro recently visited Russia, despite rumors of a looming Russian invasion into Ukraine. Melvyn Levitsky, professor of international policy and practice, weighed in on the visit.  "I really don’t see any gain that’s...
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Levitsky says Bolsonaro-Putin meeting hurts U.S.-Brazil relations

Feb 7, 2022 BBC Brazil
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro is planning to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin next week. The meeting could affect Brazil's relationship with the United States, due to the current circumstances in Ukraine.  "It is not possible for...
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Levitsky comments on deforestation in the Amazon

Dec 10, 2021 BBC Brasil
Melvyn Levitsky commented on the mismatch between Brazil’s promises at COP-26 and actual deforestation figures released a few days after the event.  ​​"It's embarrassing for Brazil to have these numbers showing up. Did they hide them during the...
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COP26 agreements not enough, says Haverkamp

Nov 11, 2021 Folha de S.Paulo
Jennifer Haverkamp sat down with Brazilian daily Folha de S.Paulo in a lengthy interview to unpack international commitments to climate reform.  In an assessment of the COP26, she said, "It's valuable to see how many world leaders went to the...
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Levitsky comments on 'tense' diplomatic meeting in Brazil

Aug 31, 2021 BBC Brazil
Following a recent meeting between American and Brazilian diplomats that diverged into a discussion about democracy, Melvyn Levitsky discounted the threat of a potential military coup. "I knew the Brazilian military very well. And although I...

Levitsky predicts impeachment for Brazil’s Bolsonaro

May 14, 2020
Brazil’s Supreme Court on April 28 ordered an investigation of President Jair Bolsonaro after popular Justice Minister Sérgio Moro resigned and accused him of firing the country’s Federal Police chief in an attempt to interfere with investigations....