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A Trump Ally, Brazil Says It’s Prepared to Deal With Biden

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Brazil has developed a very close relationship with the U.S. under President Donald Trump, but would have no problem dealing with Joe Biden, the Democratic candidate for president, if he’s elected later this year, according to the Latin American nation’s foreign minister.

Ernesto Araujo, who implemented a major pro-U.S. shift in foreign policy since far-right President Jair Bolsonaro took office in 2019, said Brazil is prepared for the possibility of a Trump defeat and political tide-turning in the November election, despite many Democrats’ growing criticism of the country’s environmental and human right record.