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How Carmen Miranda and a cartoon parrot helped strengthen U.S. relations with Brazil

Relations between the U.S. and Brazil are strained by conflicting alliances in the Ukraine war. But decades ago, a cartoon parrot and Carmen Miranda once played a part in U.S.-Brazilian diplomacy.

NPR’S Philip Reeves reports.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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