US, Brazilian Leaders Seek Stronger Trade Ties Between Countries
The leaders of the Western Hemisphere's two largest economies are promising to create closer trade and military ties.
American President Donald Trump and Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro spoke to the press after they met at the White House.
Trump promised American support for Brazil to join the Organization for Cooperation and Economic Development (OECD). The 36-member group includes most of the world's highly developed economies.
Trump also suggested that Brazil join the North Atlantic Treaty Alliance (NATO). Trump said for that to happen, however, he would "have to talk to a lot of people."
One reporter on Tuesday asked Trump if a United States military intervention in Venezuela is possible. "All options are open," Trump answered.
He said that the United States has yet to order the most extreme restrictions on Venezuela.
In the oil-rich country, there is no food, water or air-conditioning, Trump said.
Bolsonaro added, "People are starving to death"
"We need to put an end to this," he said.
Earlier Tuesday, the United States and Brazil signed an agreement to support American space launches from Brazil. The U.S. State Department says the deal will ensure the right treatment of sensitive technology in line with U.S. policies and laws.
The two countries have never had especially close relations. Brazil has traditionally been concerned about American influence in Latin America.
But now the leaders of both countries are linked by shared concerns. These include the crisis in Venezuela, Cuba's involvement there and the possible threat from China's rising influence on politics in South and Central America.
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1.signe an agreement 签署协议
The Maori signed an agreement with the European settlers.
2.military intervention 军事干预
The prime minister was right to counsel caution about military intervention.
3.starve to death 饿死
The death count was expected to climb.
4.sensitive technology 敏感技术
The leak of sensitive technology is difficult to avoid during the process of cooperation.
5."We need to put an end to this," he said.
put an end to 结束
The time has come to put an end to the conflict.
I flatter myself that this campaign will put an end to the war.
6.The U.S. State Department says the deal will ensure the right treatment of sensitive technology in line with U.S. policies and laws.
in line with 符合...
The new proposal is in line with our general line.
I can assure you that our price is in line with the market.
特朗普承诺，美国支持巴西加入经济合作与发展组织（OECD） 。这个由36位成员组成的组织包括了全球大多数高度发达的经济体 。
特朗普还建议巴西加入北大西洋公约（NATO） 。特朗普称，要想实现这一点，他得“跟很多人交涉 。”
周二，一位记者提问特朗普，美国是否有可能会军事干预委内瑞拉 。特朗普回应称：“不排除一切可能性 。”
周二早些时候，美国和巴西签署了一项协议，支持美国在巴西进行太空发射活动 。美国国务院表示，该协议将确保敏感技术在符合美国政策和法规的前提下得到正确处理 。
现如今两国领导人都存在共同的担忧 。其中包括委内瑞拉危机、古巴的干预以及中国在南美洲和中美洲日益增强的政治影响力所带来的潜在威胁 。