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LatinNews Regional Monitor: Brazil & Southern Cone - 17 April 2019

Brazil’s airspace is open for business – the Trump-Bolsonaro deal

Brazil has finally signed a deal that could open its national spaceport to the US after almost two decades of negotiations. The safeguard accord signed by Presidents Donald Trump and Jair Bolsonaro in Washington DC on 18 March has also sent a message that business can profit from the two leaders’ ideological similarities and shared interests, but not without criticism and controversies. It is now up to Brazil’s congress to vote either in favour of the deal, or reject it once again.

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