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Moving Brazil’s Embassy to Jerusalem could hamper meat exports

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Brazil is the world’s leading halal meat exporter

Brazil’s meat industry has taken plenty of hits in the past couple of years. It all began in March 2017, when the Federal Police launched Operation Weak Flesh, uncovering a corruption scheme within the Ministry of Agriculture to defraud sanitary permits and allow big meat producers to sell spoiled products. Since then, two other police operations have been carried out, and Brazilian meat exporters have been forced to endure restrictions in several international markets.

But a diplomatic move planned by President-elect Jair Bolsonaro, which has nothing to do with meat exports, could have an even worse impact on the sector....

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