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Internal politics in Washington could explain the administration's changing policy

In a move that will do little for US-Brazilian relations but much for our understanding of the workings of the Obama administration, President Lula has released the full text of a letter from Obama sent to him prior to negotiations with Iran on the so-called “fuel-for-fuel swap”.

The letter, written on 20th April, appears to back Brazilian and Turkish efforts to reach a deal…

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