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Brazil does not see U.S. backing OECD bid on Bolsonaro trip: source
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Mar 15, 2019 7:00 PM 1+ week ago

BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazil does not expect the U.S. government to announce support for its bid to join a club of the world's advanced economies when its President Jair Bolsonaro visits Washington next week, a senior member of his economic team told Reuters on Friday.

Brazil, the world's eighth-largest economy, applied in 2017 to join the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), a forum of three dozen advanced economies that includes Mexico, Chile and Colombia.

The Brazilian official, who requested anonymity to speak freely, said that Brazil hopes to show Washington it has become a fully fledged market economy and win U.S. backing to enter the OECD in a process that could take another three years.

"The purpose of this visit is in part to show that Brazil is a market economy that is free of ideology and wants to use the United States as the model for its development," the Brazilian official said. "This is linked to ...

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