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The outlook for US-LAC relations

Brazil

Brazil’s current government, led by right-winger Jair Bolsonaro, identifies closely with the Trump administration’s ‘Make America Great Again’ (MAGA) agenda. Bolsonaro has described himself as a “tropical Trump”. Although an international alliance between nationalist and populist governments may seem a contradiction in terms, the Bolsonaro administration has clearly sought the role of being Trump’s closest ally in the Western Hemisphere.

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