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Bolsonaro’s Brazil stuck between the U.S. and China

Bolsonaro's Brazil stuck between the U.S. and China

Talks held on Monday morning between key figures in the U.S. and Brazilian government made it clear that in today’s meeting between Donald Trump and Jair Bolsonaro in Washington, discussions will be centered around two countries: Venezuela and China.

The former concerns Donald Trump’s desire to make Brazil a more proactive ally in the U.S.’s quest to oust Venezuelan president Nicolás Maduro. While aware that Brazil’s Armed Forces are staunchly opposed to military intervention, there is hope from the American side that Jair Bolsonaro’s administration could play the role of negotiator in talks to force new...

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