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Brazil endorses Cuba embargo in latest cozying up to U.S.

Brazil endorses Cuba embargo in latest cozying up to U.S.
Flag of Cuba on military uniform. Photo: Bumble Dee

That the administration of Brazil’s far-right President Jair Bolsonaro is tightly linked to the agenda of his U.S. counterpart Donald Trump is well explored and reported. However, if this wasn’t already made patently clear by Mr. Bolsonaro making a subservient military salute to Mr. Trump’s ex-security advisor John Bolton, or the president’s son, Congressman Eduardo Bolsonaro, sporting “Make Brazil Great Again” baseball caps, then Brazil’s latest diplomatic decision can leave no-one in any doubt as to where Mr. Bolsonaro’s allegiances lie.

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