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What to Expect When Bolsonaro Meets Trump

March 13, 2019

When Trump and Bolsonaro convene in Washington next week they will “shake the earth”, a high-ranking diplomat involved in preparing the meeting privately promised last week. Indeed, in several ways, the encounter is set to be revolutionary. When Bolsonaro announced his trip on twitter, supporters began posting pictures of the two presidents dressed as action heroes and images of Brazilian and American flags fluttering side by side. Never before has a Brazilian president associated himself so closely to his U.S. counterpart, ranging from his use of social media, his nostalgia for past glory...

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