Brazil’s Bolsonaro in plea for Trump understanding on tariffs

Rio (Brazil) (AFP) – President Jair Bolsonaro on Monday said he would appeal to US President Donald Trump to show understanding towards Brazil in a looming row over fresh steel and aluminum tariffs.

“I hope that he understands and does not penalize us,” Bolsonaro said in a radio interview.

Trump announced earlier he would reinstate tariffs on steel and aluminum from Brazil and Argentina after currency depreciations made their exports to the United States more competitive.

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