This year’s G20 summit in Osaka, Japan has sparked much conversation in Brazilian media. However, it was the news that one of President Bolsonaro’s Air Force flight attendants was caught with 39 kilos of cocaine on the way to the summit which dominated the headlines. With the conference now getting underway, the focus is shifting to Mr. Bolsonaro and the Brazilian delegation, who are coming face-to-face with the world’s 20 leading economic powers.
As the host country, Japan has tabled two main topics of discussion that are of extreme relevance to Brazil: economic growth, and the reduction of inequality. Brazil’s role in sustainability has also been a hot topic of discussion, with German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron both inquiring Mr. Bolsonaro about the Amazon and Brazil’s environmental policy.