Sao Paulo – Brazilian President Zaire Bolsonaro and business magnate Elon Musk are scheduled to meet in Sao Paulo on Friday, the Brazilian daily and Globo reported late on Thursday.
According to O Globo, the two will discuss a possible partnership in rural connectivity and deforestation monitoring.
The meeting follows a meeting between SpaceX and Tesla chief executives in November in Austin, Texas, with Brazil’s communications minister Fabio Faria. The two have talked about bringing Internet to rural schools and using SpaceX technology to stop illegal deforestation in the Amazon rainforest.
According to the O Globe report, Friday’s meeting will be held at a high-end hotel near the town of Soroccaba in the state of Sao Paulo and will be attended by several business officials, including Telecom Italy chief executive Pietro Labriola and chairman of Brazilian lender Banco BTG Pacquiao. , Andre Esteves.
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Bolsonaro, who celebrated the recognition of Musk’s initial bid for the Twitter company, has been trying for years to lure Tesla to Brazil.
In 2020, his son, Congressman Eduardo Bolsonaro, said he had met with William Pop, former charge d’affaires at the US embassy in Brasilia, to discuss plans to attract automakers to build a factory in the country. Soon after, Bolsonaro expressed a desire to visit a Tesla plant on a U.S. tour (Reporting by Peter Frontini; Editing by Bradley Parrett)