Brazil sets a new chapter in its public health policy

During a
seminar hosted by the Brazilian Association of the Pharmaceutical Research
Industry (INTERFARMA) last week in Brasilia, the Minister of Health, Luiz
Henrique Mandetta, said the country should never compulsory license drug
patents, since this practice harms both the inventiveness and the investments
made in R&D by private companies. This sets a new tone on the government’s
position towards intellectual property for pharmaceutical products. 

Brazil sets a new chapter in its public health policy

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Brazil’s involvement in international organizations strengthened after votes by Senate

The Senate Plenary approved on May 30th the international agreement on Brazil’s greater involvement in the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).

Brazil’s involvement in international organizations strengthened after votes by Senate

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BRPTO takes on the pro tempore presidency of IP BRICS

During the 11th BRICS Heads of Intellectual Property Offices (HIPO) meeting held in Cape Town – South Africa on April 14-16, the pro tempore presidency of the IP BRICS was transferred to the BRPTO, which will be responsible for the coordination of the block’s activities for a year.   

BRPTO takes on the pro tempore presidency of IP BRICS

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Brazil and Israel, the revival of the bilateral relationship

The first visit of a Prime Minister from Israel to Brazil for Bolsonaro’s inauguration ceremony symbolized closer ties between the two countries. Benjamin Netanyahu’s presence is even more noteworthy as only 46 foreign delegations attended the event.  

Brazil and Israel, the revival of the bilateral relationship

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Jair Bolsonaro in Washington: Visit key points

Jair Bolsonaro, who travelled last week to the United States (US) on his first bilateral visit, demonstrated he is prioritizing the construction of a solid partnership with Donald Trump’s administration. [Link] Trump declared that “the US and Brazil have never been this close”, and rewarded Brazil through concessions for its approximation to the US. [Link

Jair Bolsonaro in Washington: Visit key points

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Minister of Foreign Affairs travels to the US to prepare Bolsonaro’s visit next month

Brazil’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ernesto Araújo, traveled this week to the United States (US) to prepare for Jair Bolsonaro’s official visit next month.

Minister of Foreign Affairs travels to the US to prepare Bolsonaro’s visit next month

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Bolsonaro and the future of Mercosul

During the visit of Argentina’s President, Mauricio Macri, to Brazil mid-January 2019, Jair Bolsonaro stated his government would work towards a more efficient and depoliticized Mercosultaking distance from earlier statements that the bloc would not be a priority. 

Bolsonaro and the future of Mercosul

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Bolsonaro gives keynote address at the World Economic Forum

On his first international trip since he became President, Jair Bolsonaro delivered, this Tuesday 22nd January, the keynote speech at the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos. 

Bolsonaro gives keynote address at the World Economic Forum

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Prospects on Bolsonaro’s foreign policy

The election of Jair Bolsonaro (Social Liberal Party, PSL) on October 28th, 2018 as Brazil’s next President signals a departure from the foreign policy conducted by Head of States affiliated to the Workers’ Party (PT) in the past decade and a half. In fact, Bolsonaro has constructed his political identity on a narrative of radical change [Link].

Prospects on Bolsonaro’s foreign policy

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