Bolsonaro's announcement came two days after he took power on Tuesday, nothing that Russia's support of neighboring Venezuela and its President Nicolas Maduro's "dictatorship" had significantly escalated tensions in the region. When asked if he would consider a US military presence in Brazil, Bolsonaro responded: "Depending on what happens in the world, who knows if we would not need to discuss that question in the future."
He also stressed that Brazil would like to have "supremacy here in South America."
The far-right leader is upending foreign policy dating back over a decade, which saw the leftist Workers Party emphasizing South-South relations and sometimes tussling on the international stage with the United States.
Bolsonaro, a 63-year-old former Army captain and admirer of both Brazil's 1964 to 1985 military dictatorship and U.S. President Donald Trump, has quickly deepened ties with the Unites States and Israel.