BRASíLIA - Brazil's far right President Jair Bolsonaro will meet US counterpart Donald Trump next week to strengthen ties in the nascent regional conservative alliance aiming to ramp up the pressure on Venezuela's Nicolas Maduro. "It's the president's first foreign bilateral visit, which demonstrates the priority the government is giving to building a solid association with the United States," Bolsonaro's spokesman Otavio do Rego Barros said on Wednesday. - 'Military action unlikely' -Trump and Bolsonaro will discuss one of the issues that most unites them: their desire to drive Maduro from power. - Satellite launching base -Spokesman Do Rego Barros said Trump and Bolsonaro will sign three agreements, without elaborating what they ould be. "The Alcantara agreement is another sign of Bolsonaro's alignment with the United States, like his accepting the deal between Boeing and Embraer," internationalist Paulo Wrobel, from Rio de Janeiro's Pontifical Catholic University, told AFP.
Source: Bangkok Post March 15, 2019 06:33 UTC