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A pragmatic approach for Brazilian foreign affairs

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VP Hamilton Mourão (L) and China’s Xi Jinping

Since taking office, Brazilian Vice President Hamilton Mourão has looked for ways to present himself as a moderate and pragmatic alternative to some of the more radical members of the Jair Bolsonaro administration. Now, it seems that this posture may have opened up a dialogue channel with Brazil’s most important trading partner, which could bear fruits for Brazilian business.

In an attempt to change the aggressive tone towards China that dominated Jair Bolsonaro’s campaign discourse, Mr. Mourão had a busy week in Shanghai and Beijing, trying...

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