Bolsonaro open to USA military base in Brazil

Brazil's President Open To Possibility Of U.S. Military Base, Expresses Russia Concerns

Brazil Bolsonaro wants to move the country's embassy in Israel to the divided city of Jerusalem.

Retired Army General Augusto Heleno, Bolsonaro's top adviser on security, did not elaborate.

Days later he rowed back, saying "it is not yet decided", apparently responding to fears of Brazil's powerful farming businesses that an embassy move could put at risk $1 billion in meat exports to Arab markets.

With this decision, one that raised a huge storm in Brazil and sparked fears of environmental catastrophe, Bolsonaro also included an executive order that allows the Office of Secretary of State military General Carlos Alberto dos Santos Kruz to coordinate and monitor the activities and actions of global organizations and non-governmental organizations in the national territory.

Newly sworn-in Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has announced on Twitter his intention to privatise operations of the South American nation's airports and seaports.

One key test will be whether the new president can gather enough political support to take on the reform of Brazil's hugely expensive state pension obligations.

"A large part of the Arab world is aligned or aligning itself with the United States", Bolsonaro said.

"The decision is taken, it's only a matter of when it will be implemented", said the ultra-right-wing leader late Thursday during an interview with Brazil's SBT Television, confirming a reported statement by the Israeli regime's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who attended Bolsonaro's inauguration ceremonies on January 1.

Separately, Bolsonaro met Thursday with the head of the World Trade Organization, Roberto Azevedo, who said the new Brazilian government's sharp rebukes of globalism were shared by many other countries and that the trade body was making changes.

Bolsonaro has also unveiled plans to raise the minimum wage to a rate lower than that which was recommended by Michel Temer's outgoing government, bringing it to about $260 per month-eight dollars less than previously planned.

The same shake-up could be extended to other ministries, he said.

The parties proposed "that there must not be just opposition to proposals, but they must form an opposition that is critical actively of Jair Bolsonaro as he wages his social and economic attacks" on Brazilians.

"It's the only way to govern with our ideas, our concepts and to carry out what Brazil's society decided in its majority", he said.

Bolsonaro's first day in office sparked a wave of optimism in Brazil's financial market.

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