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U.S. House committee wants no business with Bolsonaro

In an unprecedented move, U.S. congressmen published a letter saying that any proximity to Jair Bolsonaro's Brazil is "inappropriate"

U.S. House committee wants no business with Bolsonaro
The U.S. Capitol building. Photo: Anujak Jaimook/Shutterstock

A trade deal with the U.S. has been something of a Holy Grail for the Jair Bolsonaro administration — and a rare occasion in which the interests of the pro-free trade ideals of Economy Minister Paulo Guedes meet those of Americanophile (and anti-globalist) Foreign Minister Ernesto Araújo. Back in July 2019, U.S. President Donald Trump said he would push for an agreement with Brazil, suggesting a friendly relationship with President Jair Bolsonaro could help lower trade barriers between the two nations. Since then, however, little has been done. And chances of a potential deal have gotten slimmer, with 24...

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