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Mexico Wants to Team Up With Brazil on Defense Thanks to Trump's Rhetoric

  • Embraer stands to gain from the burgeoning relationship
  • The countries’ defense ministers to meet again in October
A Brazilian A-1 fighter jet
Photographer: Martin Bernetti/AFP via Getty Images

Donald Trump’s tough talk toward the U.S.’s southern neighbor has managed to do what decades of diplomatic discussions failed to achieve -- get Mexico and Brazil to talk defense.

The Mexican Secretary of National Defense, General Salvador Cienfuegos, is set to visit Brasilia in October for a second round of discussions with his Brazilian peer Raul Jungmann, according to the Mexican embassy in Brasilia and Brazil Defense Products Secretary Flavio Basilio.