Populist Brazilian President Bolsonaro Says He Is Open to Hosting a US Military Base “in the Future”

The “Trump of the Tropics” — Jair Bolsonaro — made history on Tuesday as the first conservative-populist president sworn in as the new leader of Brazil.

Bolsonaro won the election promising to fight corruption and the crime epidemic in the world’s fourth-largest Democracy.

Israeli Prime Minster Benjamin Netanyahu, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban and Portuguese President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousam all attended Tuesday’s inauguration.

 

President Bolsonaro thanked President Trump after his inauguration.

On Friday President Bolsonaro said he is open to hosting a US military base in Brazil sometime in the future.

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