New Trade Routes: US-Brazil

US president Donald Trump and his Brazilian counterpart Jair Bolsonaro — both disruptive, first-time presidents — recently pledged to strengthen economic ties between the two countries. We analyse the possibilities and challenges this presents

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Prior US-Brazil summits have failed to rekindle ties between the two countries

Brazil wants to export fresh beef to the US, but investors are concerned about deforestation

Officials are optimistic but rivalry in agriculture could hinder any potential deal

Brazil is unlikely to support an aggressive US stance against Nicolás Maduro

The struggle against crippling benefits emphasises Bolsonaro’s poor leadership

Forjas Taurus chief, Salesio Nuhs, feels bullish thanks to improved quality and broader product range

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