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Obama´s trade diplomacy: Big chance Brazil will end buying F-18 jet fighters from Boeing.

President Barack Obama made a strong pitch for the Boeing (stock BA.N) F-18 jet fighter in a meeting with Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff, but she did not indicate if her government had decided to buy the U.S.-made plane, the White House said on Sunday.

“The F-18 issue did come up. President Rousseff raised it,” White House aide Dan Restrepo told reporters in Rio de Janeiro, referring to the leaders’ bilateral meeting in Brasilia on Saturday that kicked off Obama’s five-day Latin American tour.

Brazil is weighing a multi-billion dollar bid to modernize its air force, and Obama has made……READ MORE HERE