Brazil to Sign Accord With US for Use of Space Launch Base

The agreement allowing the US to use the Alcantara Base is expected to be signed during President Bolsonaro's three-day trip to Washington DC next week.

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro confirmed on Thursday that the Brazilian government will sign an agreement with the United States for the use of the Alcântara Space Launch Base, located in the Northeastern state of Maranhão. The confirmation was made during a live broadcast on Bolsonaro’s social network.

"Since the Lula administration we have been trying to sign this agreement, and we have not been successful, much more due to an ideological issue than a technical issue," said the President during the live broadcast.

"We have been . . .

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