Resource-rich Brazil puts up its guard – Los Angeles Times

Reporting from Brasilia, Brazil — Brazil’s planned reentry into the satellite business next year is more than an effort to join an exclusive club and become a global player. It’s part of a far-reaching defense plan to ward off potential plunderers of its immense natural resources, officials say.

“In the coming era of scarcity, we’re going to have to defend what we’ve got with our claws, our feet and our weapons,” said a consultant to the Defense Ministry who requested anonymity because he was not authorized to speak. “The challenges could come from neighbors, they could come from the U.S., they could come from China — all allies now, but potential competitors in the future.”

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