Author - Pedro Costa

Trump to Welcome Brazil’s President to White House

The Associated Press WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump will welcome Brazil’s new president, Jair Bolsonaro, to the White House later this month to discuss trade, defense cooperation, transnational crime and other issues. The White House said Friday that two leaders also would talk about providing humanitarian assistance to Venezuela and restoring democracy to the country when they meet on March 19. Bolsonaro, who took office Jan. 1, is a former army captain with hard-right positions. He has often expressed admiration for Trump [...]

Brazilian Government Will Keep Only Petrobras and Two Federal Banks

Privatization secretary Salim Mattar says that only oil company and banks Caixa Econômica Federal and Banco do Brasil will remain in the government Joana Cunha Folha de S. Paulo Salim Mattar, Bolsonaro’s appointee to oversee the privatization of state companies, said on Tuesday (29th) that the government wants to keep only Caixa Econômica Federal, Banco do Brasil and Petrobras and sell the rest of all state-owned companies. “We already have the president’s support to reassure that only these three will remain. And they [...]