June was a busy month on Brazil’s diplomatic schedule. President Jair Bolsonaro attended the G20 summit on Osaka, in an attempt to improve his image abroad, while Foreign Affairs officials were in Brussels, bashing out the final negotiations on the historic European Union–Mercosur free-trade deal. As we move into July, however, international talks have not let up, and the new counterparts on the negotiation table are the governments of Norway and Germany, which have threatened to pull their support from the billionaire Amazon Fund.
The São Paulo state government approved a law prohibiting the distribution of plastic straws in hotels, restaurants, bars, bakeries, night clubs, and all types of musical events and other commercial locations. It will come into force in Feb. 2020. #BrazilianReport https://t.co/x29twGuTKV
Brazil’s sixth-largest airport in terms of passengers and second-largest in terms of cargo—it receives 40 percent of all Brazil’s imports via air—Viracopos Airport, located in the city of Campinas, is going through a severe crisis. See more:
Spain's attorney general requested Sgt. Manoel Silva Rodrigues—the Brazilian military man arrested while smuggling 39 kg of cocaine on a presidential plane in June— be sentenced to eight years in prison and a fine of EUR 4 million. #BrazilianReport
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