by Brett Samuels, The Hill, July 2019
President Trump on Wednesday officially designated Brazil as a major non-NATO ally, making it easier for the South American country to purchase U.S. weapons and defense equipment.
The president sent a memo to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo late Wednesday notifying him of the change, which he had hinted at earlier this year.
Colombia is the only other Latin American nation affiliated with NATO as a “global partner,” meaning it would not necessarily have to engage in military action.
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