Latin America

Argentina looking to get back into Brazil’s good books with visit

Meetings between Argentina's foreign minister and the Bolsonaro administration seek to re-establish trade ties between the neighboring countries

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Brazil’s Foreign Minister Ernesto Araújo (R) meets his Argentinian counterpart, Felipe Solá. Photo: Arthur Max/MRE

Amid an ideological scuffle between both countries’ presidents, the Jair Bolsonaro government sat down with Argentinian Foreign Minister Felipe Solá today. Four months after the election of Alberto Fernández as President of Argentina, this was the first official attempt of either administration to calm tensions and have a pragmatic discussion about the future of trade in South America and Argentina’s path to economic recovery.

With Argentina’s licking its wounds after entering an economic emergency and desperately trying to renegotiate the terms of its massive International Monetary Fund (IMF) loan, Mr. Fernández’s administration sees this meeting as a way to...

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