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Marcel Fortuna Biato

Brazilian Diplomat

Marcel Fortuna Biato is a career diplomat. He entered the Brazilian diplomatic service in 1981.

Mr. Biato served as political officer at the London Embassy (1987-90) and the Consulate-General in Berlin (1990-1994). He also served as legal advisor to the country's Mission to the United Nations (1999-2002).

In the Foreign Ministry, he has covered Latin American and military issues, having been advisor to the Brazilian principal during the Peru-Ecuador peace negotiations (1995-1998). Since 2003, he has been an assistant to the President of Brazil's chief foreign policy advisor.

In the academic field, he did undergraduate work at the Universities of Canberra and Brasilia and holds a Masters in Political Sociology from the London School of Economics (1989). He has published articles on Latin American politics, Brazilian foreign policy, global governance, the International Criminal Court and the Law of the Sea.

Articles by Marcel Fortuna Biato

When Emerging Markets Lead the Way (Part VII)

How can better global governance foster more inclusive national democracies?

October 5, 2009

Going Global or Going Democratic? (Part VI)

Can rich countries support supra-national supervision of their financial markets?

October 3, 2009

The Rocky Road to Latin America's Integration (Part V)

How does one distribute the enormous costs of the struggle to suppress international drug trafficking?

October 2, 2009

Brazil as a Role Model for Latin America (Part IV)

Why has quality of life improved in Brazil over the last two decades?

October 1, 2009

Grassroots Democracy and its Challenges (Part III)

How are social groups historically excluded from the public arena in most of Latin America making their aspirations heard?

September 30, 2009

Globalization and Grassroots Democracy: Which Revolution? (Part II)

How can the productive power of modern capitalism be harnessed for social ends?

September 29, 2009

Globalization and Grassroots Democracy (Part I)

How can Latin America guarantee that globalization translates into political equality for all citizens?

September 28, 2009