New Brazilian president wants to privatise airports

New Brazilian president wants to privatise airports

Unabashedly the most pro-Israel candidate for the presidency since at least the 1980s, Bolsonaro asserted throughout his campaign that "Palestine" is "not a country" and that Brazil should follow the U.S.'s initiative and recognize Jerusalem as Israel's rightful capital. It fears that the move could anger Arab customers who buy every year of Brazil meat for millions of dollars that has been slaughtered according to Islamic rite.

Sometimes called the "Trump of the tropics" for his blustery style and disdain of multilateral forums, he said in the same TV interview he was open to discussing the opening of a USA military base in Brazil.

The impression left was that Bolsonaro's first week was marked by moves aimed at appealing to his socially conservative base made up of evangelical Christian, pro-gun and pro-business groups, but with little underlying strategy.

Brazil has the third-highest number of inmates in the world, behind the United States and China, with close to 730,000 prisoners as of 2016.

Bolsonaro said in an interview with SBT TV network that he had agreed to transfer the embassy to Jerusalem during his talks with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who visited Brazil specifically for the inauguration ceremony of the right-wing president.

Bolsonaro said he did not think that most Arab countries would take reprisals against Brazil.

Blaming Iran as the major vocal opposition against the embassy move, Bolsonaro further added that "the only weighty voice speaking out against me is Iran". The government is going to clean the "house".

Heleno has downplayed these concerns and said Brazil's diplomats would work to ensure this did not happen.

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And, while all three are expected to be available against Tottenham, Sarri provided little clarity over the trio's availability. It's more about our performance and in 180 minutes we need to deserve to go through to the final.

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

Bolsonaro has repeatedly railed against the Workers Party and its supporters.

During his presidential campaign, Bolsonaro had said that he was considering placing indigenous affairs under the ministry of agriculture, alleging lands should be opened to commercial activities that are now banned.

"My rapprochement with the U.S. is an economic issue, but it could be military as well".

Nonetheless, Bolsonaro tweeted on Thursday morning that privatisation of 12 Brazilian airports and four ports should attract 7 billion reais ($1.85 billion) in initial investment.

One of Guedes' top allies, fellow free-market economist Roberto Castello Branco, was due to be sworn in later on Thursday as the new chief executive of Brazil's Petroleo Brasileiro SA.

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