Brazil and Israel, the revival of the bilateral relationship

The first visit of a Prime Minister from Israel to Brazil for Bolsonaro’s inauguration ceremony symbolized closer ties between the two countries. Benjamin Netanyahu’s presence is even more noteworthy as only 46 foreign delegations attended the event.  

Brazil and Israel, the revival of the bilateral relationship

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Jair Bolsonaro in Washington: Visit key points

Jair Bolsonaro, who travelled last week to the United States (US) on his first bilateral visit, demonstrated he is prioritizing the construction of a solid partnership with Donald Trump’s administration. [Link] Trump declared that “the US and Brazil have never been this close”, and rewarded Brazil through concessions for its approximation to the US. [Link

Jair Bolsonaro in Washington: Visit key points

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Bolsonaro appoints new minister to lead the General Secretariat

General Floriano Peixoto has been appointed as Minister of the Presidency’s General Secretariat, after President Jair Bolsonaro dismissed Gustavo Bebianno on February 18th, amid a scandal involving campaign financing for some of the Social Liberal Party’s (PSL) congressional candidates. 

Bolsonaro appoints new minister to lead the General Secretariat

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Cláudio Vilar Furtado, BRPTO’s new President

Assessment of the past administration (2015-2018) and upcoming challenges

On February 11th , the nomination of Cláudio Vilar Furtado was announced in the Federal register. Licks Attorneys had already published the information on January 8th following the declaration by the Ministry of the Economy.

Cláudio Vilar Furtado, BRPTO’s new President

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Minister of Foreign Affairs travels to the US to prepare Bolsonaro’s visit next month

Brazil’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ernesto Araújo, traveled this week to the United States (US) to prepare for Jair Bolsonaro’s official visit next month.

Minister of Foreign Affairs travels to the US to prepare Bolsonaro’s visit next month

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Bolsonaro and the future of Mercosul

During the visit of Argentina’s President, Mauricio Macri, to Brazil mid-January 2019, Jair Bolsonaro stated his government would work towards a more efficient and depoliticized Mercosultaking distance from earlier statements that the bloc would not be a priority. 

Bolsonaro and the future of Mercosul

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Phase II of Brazilian PPH program with the JPO on its way

The BRPTO and the JPO signed, on January 16, 2019 in Tokyo, Japan, the renovation of the PPH Pilot program between both Offices. The new phase of the program will be in force for two years starting from April 2019 and up to 200 applications shall be accepted into it, being limited to one application per applicant per month.

Phase II of Brazilian PPH program with the JPO on its way

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