In Brazil, Bolsonaro-ally calls for its own Guantanamo camp

Brazil's President Open To Possibility Of U.S. Military Base, Expresses Russia Concerns

Brazilian president says US military base may be established in Brazil

Brasília, Brazil- Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said on Thursday he was considering ending the Labor Court, where labor disputes are now being judged, considering there is an "excess of rights" that benefit workers.

During the interview, the President also said that he intends to send to Congress a proposal to change the system of reforms to establish a minimum retirement age of 62 years for men and 57 years for women, compared to 60 and 55 years, respectively, current legislation.

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro did not rule out that he may discuss with Washington the establishment of a U.S. military base on Brazilian territory, he said in an interview with the TV channel SBT on Thursday.

"Israel is a sovereign state and we must respect it", Bolsonaro told Brazi's SBT.

The possibility of a US base in Brazil was not openly discussed during Pompeo's recent visit to Brasilia.

The Lima Group of Latin American nations plus Canada said on Friday that last year's elections in Venezuela were not democratic and they would not recognize the legitimacy of leftist President Nicolas Maduro's new term starting January 10.

A visit to Venezuela by two Russian nuclear-capable strategic bombers in December angered the USA government.

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Mattis emphasized the historic ties between the United States and Brazil, which fought as a US ally in World War II.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu named Brazil a "new ally", as he returned from his visit. While Paraguay has backtracked on a similar decision, Washington and Tel Aviv are reportedly pressuring US-backed government of Honduras to move its Israeli embassy to al-Quds as well.

While the motive behind the attacks is not confirmed, state authorities believe they are revenge for the recent announcement of tighter rules governing the state's prisons and inmates.

Mr Moro previously led a vast investigation into Brazilian corruption known as Operation Car Wash.

In an apparent reference to gun control, he said: "Good citizens deserve the means to defend themselves".

Guedes also expressed the need for "tax simplification and reduction"-a sign that the administration will worsen the already-regressive tax code which has slashed taxes for the rich while leaving low-income families paying more each year, proportionally, than rich households".

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