U.S. ambassador says Brazil will have to preserve the Amazon to enter OECD



Arkady Petrov | The Rio Times

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – In front of a select virtual audience with important business people and former ministers of different governments, the American ambassador to Brazil, Todd Chapman, was very clear: the preservation of the Amazon is a fundamental issue for the negotiations between Brazil and the United States on several fronts.

On a crucial point, he stated that this would be a defining factor for the country’s likely entry into the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), a move coveted by Jair Bolsonaro’s government since 2019, and for which Brazil got formal support from Donald Trump.

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