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  • Some historical context as Brazil prepares to host the Olympics

    Professor Jerry Davila

    Brazil is mired in crises in the lead-up to its Olympics, but those crises contain positive signs about the country’s development, says Jerry Dávila, director of the Lemann Institute for Brazilian Studies at the U. of I. and a specialist in modern Brazilian history.

    Photo by L. Brian Stauffer


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  • To contact Jerry Dávila, the Jorge Paulo Lemann Professor of Brazilian History at Illinois, call 217-300-0390; email

    Dávila is pronounced DAH-vih-lah.