Deal allows US to use Alcantara for space launches from Brazil

Local reactions is mixed, with some excited about potential investment while others remember the displacement when the base was built in the 1980s.

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    Brazil and the United States have signed a deal that will allow the US to launch its satellites from Brazil.

    However, some locals worry that the deal will mean an expansion of the Alcantara base near the Equator, which already pushed them from their homes in the 1980s.

     

    Al Jazeera's Daniel Schweimler reports from Alcantara.


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