US Secretary of Defence James Mattis is welcomed with military honours at the Defence Ministry in Brasilia, Brazil, on Monday. Photo: EPA-EFE

James Mattis tries to woo Brazil as Chinese influence in Latin America continues to grow

The US defence secretary described Brazil as an ally ‘whose values we share politically’, adding – apparently in a swipe at China – ‘Others cannot credibly say the same’

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US Secretary of Defence James Mattis is welcomed with military honours at the Defence Ministry in Brasilia, Brazil, on Monday. Photo: EPA-EFE
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