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A Trade Agreement With Brazil Could Help The Environment


Clear blue skies were in Washington, DC, the day Brazilian Foreign Minister Ernesto Araujo and President Jair Bolsonaro’s son, Eduardo Bolsonaro, visited the White House. But back in Brazil, fires were raging in the Amazon rainforests. Amid global panic of the destruction of the Amazon, Bolsonaro’s comments that the world should stay out of it and characterizing global reactions as a “misplaced colonialist mindset” did not sit well with many. His  poor environmental record may be curbing hopes for a U.S.-Brazil trade agreement. A good trade deal, however, could actually help.

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