RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Speaking to journalists, a member of the U.S. State Department said that the White House expects strong and quick demonstrations that it can build a relationship of trust with President Bolsonaro's government on the environmental issue. In a letter sent to the Brazilian president in February, Biden had already said he hoped for some evidence of commitment before the global climate summit he is organizing for April, and to which Bolsonaro has been invited.
"We want a clear commitment to end illegal deforestation and a political signal that this practice will not be tolerated . . .