Jair Bolsonaro will not attend the inauguration of Gabriel Boric as president of Chile

The Brazilian president, Jair Bolsonaro, announced this Wednesday that will not attend the inauguration of the elected president of Chile, Gabriel Boric, scheduled for next March 11. Bolsonaro said he would not go into details of his decision so as not to create “problems.” Nor is Brazil expected to send representatives to the inauguration ceremony of Xiomara Castro in Honduras. January 27. Both Boric and Castro represent important triumphs of the left in the region and they received the support of the former Brazilian president and presidential candidate, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva.

“I am not going to go into details because I am not to create problems in international relations. Brazil gets along very well with everyone, we will see who will go to the new inauguration of the president of Chile. I will not go“Bolsonaro said during a radio interview with Gazeta Brasil, which the president disclosed on his social networks.

The relationship between Boric and Bolsonaro did not start well. The Brazilian president was the last Latin American president to greet him: he did so just four days after the official results of the second round were known, and in a cavalier tone. “Practically half of the population abstained and with the other half that went to vote (the result) gave 55 percent for this Boric and 45 percent for Kast”Bolsonaro said at the time.

About that particular greeting, Boric He said: “I’m not going to have outlandish statements, I think that in State policies and foreign relations you have to be a little more careful. Clearly we are very different. “Bolsonaro’s decision could be related to the fact that former President Lula congratulated Boric on the victory that same Sunday, December 19, the day of the ballot in Chile.

“I am happy for the victory of a democratic and progressive candidate in our Latin America, for the construction of a better future for all”, raised Lula, who in the next presidential elections in Brazil, to be held in October 2022, intends to become head of state again and displace Bolsonaro.

Deputy Eduardo Bolsonaro, son of the president, sent during the Chilean campaign various messages of support for the far-right José Antonio Kast and he warned that Boric would lead his country to a situation similar to that of Venezuela. He also contemptuously argued that the former student leader “collaborated in the 2019 upheavals in Chile, which had a lot of violence, destruction and fires.”

The Bolsonaro government will not send representatives to the inauguration of the elected president of Honduras, Xiomara Castro, to be held on January 27. The Brazilian media attribute this decision to the fact that Castro invited former presidents Lula da Silva and Dilma Rousseff.

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