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Brazil Reacts to U.K. Decision to Leave European Union

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Brazilian politicians received with mixed feelings the news that the U.K. voted to withdraw from the European Union. All through the day on Friday, Congressional representatives spoke of concern with the possible repercussions of the decision on E.U.-Mercosur negotiations.

"For years we have been seeking an agreement [between the blocks]. It is likely that we will have to delay these discussions, with a reflex on commercial relations with Brazil,” Representative Carlos Zarattini, a member of the Chamber of Deputies’ Foreign Relations Committee was quoted by Agencia Brasil . . .

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