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Brazilian Senate Approves Space Accord With U.S. Despite Protests

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Despite protests from opposition lawmakers, the Brazilian Senate approved on Tuesday a cooperation agreement between the United States and Brazil for ‘peaceful use of outer space’. For some senators, however, Brazil should avoid signing any agreement with the US after the North American country imposed import taxes on steel and aluminum.

“I know the importance of this issue, but I do not believe that analyzing measures at this moment of agreements and commitments with the United States, without taking into account the concept of reciprocity, is a minor thing, on . . .

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