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Brazilian foreign minister removed following diplomatic incident with Bolivia

Tuesday, August 27th 2013 - 01:19 UTC
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Brazilian foreign minister Antonio Patriota has stepped down and will be replaced by the current representative before United Nations Ambassador Luis Alberto Figueiredo Machado, it was confirmed Monday evening by the spokesperson from President Dilma Rousseff’s office. Read full article

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  • Condorito

    Poor, poor Bolivia.

    It is amusing to me how Brazil manipulates some of its neighbors. If the US had just violated Bolivian sovereignty in this way, Krissy and Maduro would be screaming hysterically with Brazil backing them up with “serious concerns” about “disrespect for Latin America” and “imperialistic arrogance” etc.

    Bolivia, wake up. Don't you see that when Brazil defends you, like in the Morales flight saga, they don't do it because it bothers them that you are violated, it bothers them that you are violated by someone other than them.

    Aug 27th, 2013 - 09:50 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • GeoffWard2

    So exactly what did Patriota do that got him sacked?
    In any case this could be good for Brasil.

    Aug 27th, 2013 - 02:21 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pugol-H

    There you go Joules, thats how its done, just jump in a car and drive to Ecuador!!

    Aug 27th, 2013 - 02:31 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    One down Patriota) and one to go (Mantega). Come on Dilma, you know I am correct given the parlous state of the economy: wake up and smell the B.S. coming from Mantega!

    Cow Pat and company can bleat all they like they won't actually DO anything and who on earth believes the veracity of the four arrest warrants for a start when the new laws are seen as a way for the Cow Pat to quash opposition?

    I suspect that Patriota was against the action (being a good commie and all for social inclusion throughout SA) and matters were taken out of his hands. Ah well, good riddance to crap like him.

    The new guy looks tired to death and needs match sticks to prop his eyelids up!

    Don’t you just LOVE it when all the backslapping turns to backstabbing? Ha, ha, ha.

    Aug 27th, 2013 - 03:32 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • macsilvinho

    Brazil and Brazilian embasies are safeheaven asylum for criminals: Cesare Battisti, Alfredo Stroessner, Manuel Zelaya Rosales, etc, etc, so why not giving asylum to Roger Pinto, who knows what kind of government he is trying to flee persecution... Is Bolivia any different from the corruPT government of Brazil that sends back to Cuba a sportsman who asked for asylum in ths country (Brazil)? When corrupt governments are involved it is impossible to know where is the truth. The truth is that either in Bolivia or in Brazil if you act against populist governments: the best thing to do is to flee the (democratic) country because the Law, too, can be manipulated!

    Aug 28th, 2013 - 12:49 am - Link - Report abuse 0

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