Bolsonaro to Sell New Brazil in Davos, Seek Trump Meeting

(Bloomberg) -- Brazil’s recently sworn-in President Jair Bolsonaro will debut at the World Economic Forum in Davos eager to present a new, more open and business-friendly country to the world.

On his committee are the powerful economy minister and Chicago Boy Paulo Guedes, the famed anti-corruption tsar Sergio Moro and the outspoken foreign minister Ernesto Araujo, according to a Brazilian government official involved in the preparations.

The objective is to sell a new image of Brazil after years of economic and political crises. Former President Michel Temer, who left office last week, had suffered ongoing questions of legitimacy and secured few significant bilateral meetings. By contrast Klaus Schwab, the executive chairman of the World Economic Forum, has invited Bolsonaro to give a luncheon speech during the event.

Eager to showcase the country’s shift to a pro-U.S. foreign policy, Bolsonaro is hoping to crown his trip by meeting with President Donald Trump.

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