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Musk to meet Brazil prez to discuss deforestation, rural connectivity

The two will discuss a potential partnership on rural connectivity and deforestation monitoring, according to O Globo

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Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro and business magnate Elon Musk are scheduled to meet in Sao Paulo on Friday, Brazilian daily O Globo reported late Thursday.

The two will discuss a potential partnership on rural connectivity and deforestation monitoring, according to O Globo.

The meeting follows a meeting of the SpaceX and Tesla chief executive with Brazilian Communications Minister Fabio Faria in November in Austin, Texas. The two spoke about using SpaceX technology to bring internet to rural schools and cut back on illegal deforestation in the Amazon rainforest.

According to the O Globo report, the Friday meeting will happen in an upscale hotel

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First Published: May 20 2022 | 8:59 AM IST

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