Trump and Bolsonaro Pledge ‘Historic Remaking’ of US–Brazil Relations

‘The twilight hour of socialism has arrived in our hemisphere’.
Epoch Times:

WASHINGTON—President Donald Trump hosted Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, who has been dubbed the “Trump of Tropics,” at the White House on March 19.

After decades of anti-Americanism in Brazilian politics, Bolsonaro’s visit marked a new chapter in relations between the United States and Brazil.

Both leaders said their policies were also aligned on many issues, including Venezuela, security, and trade. Trump praised Brazil for recognizing Juan Guaidó as Venezuela’s interim president and supporting the United States in providing humanitarian aid to Venezuelans.

During a joint news conference with Bolsonaro at the White House, Trump urged Venezuela’s military to end its support for socialist dictator Nicolás Maduro, calling him “a Cuban puppet.” In a joint statement, both leaders reiterated that they would stand with Guaidó, the democratically elected National Assembly, and the Venezuelan people.

“I think that all possibilities, all options are open,” Trump said when asked about the odds of military intervention.

“But we haven’t done the toughest of sanctions yet,” he said, adding that they may have to increase the sanctions against Venezuela.

Trump also condemned socialism during the news conference and said both the United States and Brazil were “united in support of the long-suffering people of Cuba and Nicaragua.”

“The twilight hour of socialism has arrived in our hemisphere. And hopefully, by the way, it has also arrived—that twilight hour—in our great country,” Trump said. “The last thing we want in the United States is socialism.”  MORE

5 Comments on Trump and Bolsonaro Pledge ‘Historic Remaking’ of US–Brazil Relations

  1. Most people don’t know that the Brazilian Expeditionary
    Force (FEB) was over 27,000 men fighting along side
    the Allies in the Med. during WWII. They walked the walk.




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  2. Brazil is a damned good ally to have in that part of the world. The country has got to improve – its cities are among the most dangerous in the world, including Rio de Janeiro.

    But its got assets, among them warm weather year’ round. And the countries around it are too weak to threaten it. They’ve got a new leader who wants to kick ass. The Latin American Trump.

    I’m rooting for Brazil.




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