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Trump declares Brazil a trusted major non-NATO ally of the US

Thursday, August 1st 2019 - 09:57 UTC
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President Donald Trump on Wednesday boosted Brazil's status as a US military ally, easing the path for the Latin American giant to buy more sophisticated weaponry. In a notice sent to the State Department, Trump said, “I hereby designate the Federative Republic of Brazil as a major Non-NATO Ally of the United States,” referring to the powerful North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). Read full article


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  • :o))

    And this “Trusted major non-NATO ally” will have to cough-up how many billions for enjoying such a great status?

    Aug 01st, 2019 - 12:58 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • imoyaro

    Absolutely, even more than in WWII! ;)

    Aug 02nd, 2019 - 07:20 am - Link - Report abuse -1
  • :o))

    A clever Balancing-Act of FAKING the Rich-Nation Status + ENJOYING the Poor-Nation Status at the SAME time!

    Aug 02nd, 2019 - 12:30 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Terence Hill

    Everyone should watch this guy he has succinctly nailed the issues in the land of the Chump, the snake oil selling president.

    Aug 03rd, 2019 - 02:19 pm - Link - Report abuse -1
  • Chicureo

    A wonderful radical reset of the idiotic BRICS disaster.

    Aug 03rd, 2019 - 09:40 pm - Link - Report abuse -1
  • Terence Hill

    Oops my link to this guy who has succinctly nailed the issues in the land of the Chump, the snake oil selling president failed, so here is a new one.

    Aug 04th, 2019 - 09:04 am - Link - Report abuse -1
  • :o))

    Watch the USA dumping arms into Brazil!

    Aug 05th, 2019 - 04:01 pm - Link - Report abuse -1
  • Terence Hill

    Brasil under Lula & Dilma disrupted US plans for South America, says former ambassador
    The US government closely followed – and worried about – the Brazilian government’s initiatives to create a strong and cohesive political bloc in South America, especially the way construction company Odebrecht had become a government partner in those plans. This is according to former US ambassador to Brazil, Thomas Shannon, who occupied the post between 2010 and 2013.
    ... Shannon states that the United States believed that Brazil was moving towards the construction of a cohesive international bloc of progressive and left orientation. This would be an obstacle to the resuscitation of the Free Trade Area of ​​the Americas, or FTAA, a project by the US government to create a trade bloc with tariff incentives, which had been rejected by the Latin American countries.

    Aug 05th, 2019 - 04:11 pm - Link - Report abuse -1
  • imoyaro


    Why? Brazil has a robust arms industry of its own! ;)

    Aug 07th, 2019 - 05:40 am - Link - Report abuse -1
  • Terence Hill

    Brazilian newspaper Estado de S. Paulo earlier reported that Antonio Palocci, a jailed former finance minister, had said in plea bargain testimony that the company made the payments to former presidents Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva and Dilma Rousseff.
    Palocci said he also received payments from the firm, according to the newspaper, which said it was the first time that Ambev, the Latin American and Canadian subsidiary of Anheuser Busch Inbev NV, has been caught up in the corruption probe known as Operation Car Wash.
    In a statement to Reuters, Ambev vigorously denied what it described as “false and incoherent” allegations.
    ”False because we never made any inappropriate payments of any nature to receive undue benefits. And incoherent because, since 2015, the beverage sector has suffered through a major increase in (federal corporate) taxes, by around 60%, contradicting everything that was alleged.”

    Aug 10th, 2019 - 06:20 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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