Brazil’s President Jail Borsonaro and Tesla CEO Elon Musk will meet at a conference in Porto Feliz, Sao Paulo, Brazil, on May 20, 2022.
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Elon Musk visited Brazil on Friday to discuss a project to protect the Amazon rainforest with President Jair Bolsonaro, the minister said.
Mask, spaceX, Tesla CEO negotiating to buy a social network twitterAfter meeting with Brazilian Communications Minister Fabio Faria in November. Next, we talked about using SpaceX technology to bring the Internet to local schools and fight illegal deforestation.
Faria confirmed Musk’s visit to “discuss Amazon’s connectivity and protection” in a tweet on Friday, and Bolsonaro’s chief of staff said the president himself would attend the meeting. On Thursday, Bolsonaro talked about the next “Meeting with Internationally Recognized People Coming to Help Our Amazon.”
Brazil’s Amazon deforestation reached a 15-year high under Bolsonaro. Bolsonaro has been criticized by world leaders and climate scientists for promoting mining and agricultural enhancement in the region.
It was added to the heightened isolation of Bolsonaro, who lost a major ally when former US President Donald Trump failed to bid for re-election in 2020.
Musk is a luxury hotel near São Paulo, attending events with business leaders such as: Telecom Italia With Chief Executive Officer Pietro Labriola Banco BTG Pactual Andre Estevez, president, according to the OGlobo newspaper, which first reported the visit.
The flight tracking website showed a Gulfstream jet in Mask leaving Texas on Friday morning and landing at Catalina Executive Airport west of São Paulo.
Musk will meet Bolsonaro, a conservative firefighter who defends Brazil’s 1964-1985 military dictatorship, as entrepreneurs explain that his own politics is drifting to the right. ..On Wednesday, Musk said he had previously voted for Democrats, but he would. Now vote for the Republican Party..
Bolsonaro has taken time to acknowledge the victory of US President Joe Biden and has not yet spoken to the Democratic Party since he took office, chilling relations between the two countries.
In addition to tensions, Bolsonaro visited Moscow for amicable talks with President Vladimir Putin a few days before Russia’s invasion of Ukraine on February 24, when Brazilian leaders refused to blame.
Criticizing the efforts of major tech companies to combat false information on social media, Bolsonaro celebrated the news that Twitter had accepted its first bid for Mask’s company. He has also been trying for years to lure Tesla to Brazil. In Brazil, the company lacks a retail presence.