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Brazil will send no delegate to Argentine president Fernandez inauguration, media reports

Monday, December 9th 2019 - 09:56 UTC
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Brazil’s government scrapped plans to send a delegate to Alberto Fernandez’s inauguration ceremony in Argentina, representing an escalation in tensions between South America’s top economies. Read full article

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  • Enrique Massot

    Tantrum-prone Jair Bolsonaro shows, once again, his little understanding of what it means to be president of a country like Brazil.

    It won't be long before the two countries restart a relation on which both depend -- no matter the ideological differences.

    Alberto Fernandez is a veteran negotiator who is light years ahead of his Brazilian counterpart, and he will make sure trade relations benefiting both countries take shape in the immediate future.

    Dec 10th, 2019 - 01:52 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Terence Hill

    “Relations between Brazil and Argentina, ... have worsened in recent weeks”
    Foreign relations are the art of finding common ground. This is solely at the behest of the US appointed Bolsonaro. As he makes Trump the Chump look like a Rhodes scholar, it's no surprise at all.

    Dec 10th, 2019 - 10:30 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • DemonTree

    “US appointed”

    Brazilians put Lula in jail and the Brazilian people picked Bolsonaro in Lula's absence. If there was interference from America that needs to come out, but people must take responsibility for their own choices.

    Dec 10th, 2019 - 12:03 pm - Link - Report abuse -1
  • pgerman

    Finally, only the Heads of State of Paraguay, Uruguay and Cuba (only three) will go to the assumption of the new Peronist president. As we say in Argentina, “they left him alone from the beginning” to Alberto Fernandez. They clearly know who he is and nobody wants to be “stuck” to that disastrous image that Peronist presidents always give.

    Dec 10th, 2019 - 01:20 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Enrique Massot

    pgerman

    ”...only the Heads of State of Paraguay, Uruguay and Cuba (only three) will go to the assumption...“

    Sure. Only three!! We got it, German.

    What a pitiful display of self-defeating brooding.

    The Argentine president who was sworn-in today has been extremely balanced in his views since becoming a candidate.

    I understand you are disappointed and already missing the prosperity that former president Mauricio Macri fostered -- for a few chosen, perhaps even yourself -- in Argentina, while the majority got high inflation, higher poverty numbers, high debt and an economy in reverse mode.

    However, talking about the ”disastrous image that Peronist presidents always give” is a bit over the top.

    But again, perhaps you are one of those hateful old people who harassed and spat on a C5N reporter last Friday, during Macri's goodbye event in Plaza de Mayo?

    Dec 10th, 2019 - 08:22 pm - Link - Report abuse -1
  • Terence Hill

    DT “If there was interference from America that needs to come out”
    ”the disclosure of leaked (US)state department cables which showed US collaboration with Lava Jato judge/prosecutor Sergio Moro since 2009”
    http://w ww.brasilwire.com/us-admits-role-operation-lava-jato/

    Dec 10th, 2019 - 10:01 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • DemonTree

    Brazil sent their Vice-president to the inauguration in the end. Bolsonaro may or may not be dumber than Trump, but he does have one virtue - he's a lot more willing to follow advice. Look how he quietly made up with China and Brazil's Middle Eastern trade partners after his bluster in support of the US and Israel.

    As for AF, his performance won't be decided by who attends his inauguration but by the next 4 years.

    Dec 11th, 2019 - 09:47 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Terence Hill

    DT
    “If there was interference from America that needs to come out” as you already well know.
    ”US admits role in Operation Lava Jato, brags about Lula conviction
    ... as part of the Lava Jato investigation, El Clarin reveals that the US State department has publicly admitted it is collaborating with the operation. The admission, something that Brasil Wire have suspected since the disclosure of leaked state department cables which showed US collaboration with Lava Jato judge/prosecutor Sergio Moro since 2009 (following his 2007 participation in their ‘International Visitor Leadership Program’), was made by Acting Assistant Attorney General Kenneth A. Blanco in a speech at think tank the Atlantic Council in July 2017. Blanco highlights the criminal charges against former President Lula which resulted in a 9.5 year prison sentence, pending appeal, for allegedly receiving illegal reforms on an apartment the prosecutors were unable to prove he ever owned or set foot in, as putting Brazil at the “forefront” of countries fighting corruption”
    http://www.brasilwire.com/us-admits-role-operation-lava-jato/

    Dec 17th, 2019 - 04:11 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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