Bolsonaro honeymoons Embaló while on bad terms with Luanda
With Angola and Brazil on the fritz, Jaír Bolsonaro turns to Guinea-Bissau's President Umaro Sissoco Embaló to find a new Portuguese-speaking partner in Africa.
Once the financial arm of President Lula da Silva's policy of strengthening ties with Portuguese-speaking Africa, Brazilian development bank BNDES suddenly withdrew from the continent four years ago in the wake of the Lava Jato anti-corruption investigation.
Portuguese diplomats have been mediating since the summer between the Brazilian president and his Angolan opposite number, who have clashed over the treatment reserved for a Brazilian evangelist group in Angola. This vexed issue is continuing to divide the community of Portuguese-speaking states.