Trump, Bolsonaro willing to sign agreement for US space launches from Brazil

President Trump and Brazil, the new extreme-right leader, President Jair Bolsonaro, arranged to sign several bilateral agreements, including one that makes it possible for the United States using Brazil’s Alcantara space and Aerospace Launch of the satellites. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

During their first sit-down, President Trump and Brazil, the new extreme-right leader, President Jair Bolsonaro, arranged to sign several bilateral agreements, including one to the United States, Brazil Alcantara Aerospace Launch Base for satellites.

According to CBS, Trump said that the united states will finalize a contract with Brazil to be able to launch into space from the South American country’s northern coast.

The air force told Reuters that it is started from Brazil to burn 30 percent less fuel, and rockets can carry larger loads, due to the location of the country near the equator.

CNBC reported that the space technology safeguards agreement would also bring AMERICAN companies one step closer to the launch of Brazil.

Reuters reported that Boeing and Lockheed Martin officials visited the Alcantara space center in December 2017.

The Bolsonaro management is looking to reduce public sector spending and the privatisation of state-owned enterprises to reduce debt and grow the economy.



Trump predicted he and Bolsonaro — who is described as the “Trump of the Tropics” — would be a “fantastic relationship,” he told reporters as he opened the press conference that they have “many views” in common.

“I think there’s a lot of enmity with other presidents. There is zero hostility with me. And we are going to look at that very, very strongly, whether it’s NATO or something having to do with the alliance,” Trump said.

Trump said that he supports Brazil’s effort of joining the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, and it is “very strong” in search of the AMERICAN support for Brazil’s efforts for the achievement of certain NATO privileges.

“We are very inclined to do that,” Trump told reporters, describing the relationship between the two countries is better than ever.

In a sign of friendship, the two also exchanged soccer jerseys.


“I admire President Donald Trump, and we will certainly work in the direction of” shared interests,” Bolsonaro said Tuesday, adding that just as Trump “wants to have a great America,” he wants “a big Brazil.”


Bolsonaro has sought to underline his pro-american attitude during his visit.

“For the first time in a while, a pro-America Brazilian president arrives in DC,” he tweeted after arrival. “It is the beginning of a partnership focused on freedom and prosperity, something that all of us Brazilians have long wished for.”

Bolsonaro managed a leftist who sometimes had an icy relationship with the United States. In 2013, the leaks of Edward Snowden showed that the National Security Agency had wiretapped conversations of the former President, Dilma Rousseff, leading to several years of tense relations between the U.S. and Brazil.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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