The Washington Post/The Associated Press, 07/10/2012
WASHINGTON — Former Brazilian President Fernando Henrique Cardoso is in Washington to accept a top humanities prize at the Library of Congress for his studies of Brazil’s economy and race relations.
On Tuesday, Cardoso accepts the $1 million Kluge Prize, which honors achievements in the humanities not covered by the Nobel Prizes.
The library announced in May that it was honoring Cardoso, saying his research on Brazil’s slave heritage and social structures laid the groundwork for his leadership to transform Brazil’s economy. Cardoso served as president from 1995 to 2002, leading Brazil’s rise to become the world’s sixth largest economy.