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The new Brazilian president points to better relations with the United States

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro speaks at the Chamber of Commerce in Washington, Monday, March 18, 2019. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

The Brazilian president made an extraordinary visit to the CIA headquarters and then spoke of his admiration for the United States on the second day of a trip that reflected his country's shift to a more pro-American stance.

President Bolsonaro a far-right politician who left the left, sometimes a frozen relationship with the United States, arrived in the country with six ministers and the goal of expanding trade and diplomatic cooperation between the two most important economies. Great Western Hemisphere.

He was expected to meet President Donald Trump on Tuesday to discuss a range of issues, including ways to increase Brazil's private sector investment in Brazil and ways to resolve the political crisis in Venezuela.

"Today he has a friendly president of the United States who likes this beautiful country," Bolsonaro said at a hearing at the US Chamber of Commerce on Monday.

Bolsonaro confirmed the difference between his administration and former president Dilma Rousseff when he visited the CIA headquarters in Langley, Virginia, to talk about "international issues in the region,"

Eduardo Bolsonaro described the CIA as "one of the most respected intelligence agencies in the world," in a geek that would peek into Brazil, where the United States and its spy services have been suspiciously seen in recent years.

In 2013, Edward Snowden's leaks revealed that the NSA had listened to Rousseff's talks, which led to several years of strained relations between the United States. UU and Brazil.

"No Brazilian president Bolsonaro has visited the CIA," said Celso Amorim, who was foreign minister with former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, a critic of Paulsonaro. "This is an explicit position, nothing like that."

The CIA did not comment on the visit.

"For the first time in a long time, a pro-American Brazilian president arrives in Washington, DC," he said in a tweet. “It’s the beginning of a partnership focused on liberty and prosperity, something that all of us Brazilians have long wished for.”

Bolsonaro's candidacy for resistance against Rousseff's candidate was compared to Trump's victory in 2016. The Brazilian president compared his address to the Chamber of Commerce, describing how he dealt with "false news" and the harsh coverage of fixed news organizations.

"We want to have a great Brazil like Trump wants to have a great America," he said.

The letter came after the two countries signed several bilateral agreements, including those that allow the United States to use the air base from Alcantara for its satellites, and Brazil announced the end of the visa requirements for American tourists visiting the country.

Brazil is seeking assistance from the United States in its efforts to join the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) and expand trade. Polsonaro's administration seeks to cut public sector spending and privatize government institutions to reduce debt and develop its economy.

A senior US official noted that USA has a trade surplus of $ 27 billion with Brazil, and there are opportunities to bring business communities closer together. He said new initiatives were expected in the energy infrastructure.

The official, who informed reporters on condition of anonymity, said Brazil has a close relationship with the Venezuelan military and can serve as an intermediary with the security forces that continue to support Maduro.

Brazil, like the US, has recognized the leader of the National Assembly, Juan Guaido, as interim president of Venezuela under the argument that Maduro's re-election last year was illegitimate.

"We have to classify Venezuela," said Bolsonaro. "We can not leave them as they are. We have to liberate the nation of Venezuela. "

CTM News | 19th March 2019

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