WorldViews: How Russian ban on U.S., E.U. food could turn into a windfall for Brazil

By Dom Phillips, August 9, 2014

SÃO PAULO — As relations among Russia, the United States and the European Union deteriorate over the Ukraine crisis, there may be one unexpected winner: Brazil.

On Wednesday, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree banning a list of agricultural products from the United States, the European Union, Canada, Australia and Norway in response to sanctions levied by the West. No sooner had Russia issued the ban than Brazilian producers were lining up to fill the gap.

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