Bolsonaro year 1: Foreign policy

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Brazil’s foreign policy under Jair Bolsonaro has put “America first,” with the president preaching total alignment with the White House. His diplomacy is spearheaded by his Foreign Minister Ernesto Araújo, a controversial diplomat who once wrote that Donald Trump could “save the West from its own mess.” Mr. Araújo abides by the teachings of Olavo de Carvalho, a self-proclaimed philosopher who believes that Pepsi Cola is sweetened with the cells of aborted fetuses, and works closely to Congressman Eduardo Bolsonaro, the president’s third-eldest son.

America First? Mr. Bolsonaro gloats of having a close friendship with Mr. Trump, though some...

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