Brazil cancels Davos trip for President Bolsonaro, citing security

Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro looks on while answering questions from journalists outside the Alvorada Palace in Brasilia

BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro has cancelled a planned trip to the World Economic Forum in Davos this year, presidential spokesman Otavio Rego Barros told reporters on Wednesday.

Barros said security concerns were a factor in the decision, but denied any connection with recent events in the Middle East, adding that unspecified "political and economic aspects" were also part of the decision.


(Reporting by Ricardo Brito in Brasilia; Writing by Tatiana Bautzer; Editing by Brad Haynes and Chris Reese)