Brazil congressman meets top US official for Latin America

November 26, 2018 GMT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A member of Brazil’s congress says his meeting with the top U.S. diplomat for Latin America was a step toward strengthening the relationship between the South American country and Washington.

Brazil congressional member Eduardo Bolsonaro says that his meeting with Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs Kimberly Breier “was very good.”

He says: “We talked mainly about the first step Brazil is taking to stay close to the United States in international affairs.”

Bolsonaro is the son and close adviser of Brazilian President-elect Jair Bolsonaro, who takes office Jan. 1.

The congressman said he also discussed the need to find a solution for what he called a “humanitarian crisis” in Venezuela.

Brazil’s president-elect meets with U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton in Rio de Janeiro on Nov. 29.