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Weekly Report - 21 March 2019 (WR-19-11)

BRAZIL: Bolsonaro goes to Washington

Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro has always been open about his admiration for his US peer Donald Trump, to whom he is so often compared that he has earned the moniker ‘the Trump of the Tropics’. The meeting between the two heads of state in Washington DC on 19 March was therefore eagerly anticipated, both as a measure of their affinities (beyond a prolific tweeting habit and a penchant for controversy), and as an indication of the direction that the previously indifferent Brazil-US relationship might now take.

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