President-elect's son Eduardo Bolsonaro arrived in the United States on Monday (26th) and said that his trip is the first effort to "recover Brazil's credibility" with the Americans.
"We came here to take the first steps," he told reporters while standing in front of the American Enterprise Institute, a Washington conservative think tank where he attended a lunch meeting.
"We came here to say that the new administration is willing not only to trade but also to cooperate in several other areas," he added, without specifying what areas were those.
Filipe Martins, secretary of international affairs of political party PSL, was also present.
Eduardo Bolsonaro also said that "things will change a great deal," thanks to the positions of future Foreign Secretary Ernesto AraÃºjo.
The future Representative spoke to a group of about 30 people on topics like the crisis in Venezuela, strengthening relations between Brazil and the United States and human rights, according to Martin Rodil, an aide to Roger Noriega, a visiting scholar at the American Enterprise Institute, who attended the meeting.
Military intervention was not presented as a solution for Venezuela's crisis, but the idea of sanctions to the Maduro regime was tossed around.
When other attendants asked him about human rights, Bolsonaro tried to emphasize that his father is committed to respecting them.
Eduardo Bolsonaro also met with Kimberly Breier, the new Assistant Secretary of State for the Western Hemisphere, responsible for US relations with Latin America, the Caribbean, and Canada.
Breier commended the president-elect for his stance toward the Mais MÃ©dicos program. Cuba recently withdrew its physicians from the program.
Translated by NATASHA MADOV