brazil president, Jair BolsonaroAnd he returned to the controversy with a comment mocking Argentine President Alberto Fernandez after a phrase he said that sparked criticism on the continent.
at Meeting with the President of Spain, Pedro Sanchez , Fernandez erroneously cited part of a book he said by the Mexican poet Octavio Paz.
“The Mexicans came out of the Indians, the Brazilians came out of the jungle, but we, the Argentines, arrived on ships from Europe. This is how we build our society,” said the president.
The phrase Fernandez used already exists, but is part of a song called “We Came From the Boats” by Argentine musician Leto Nepea. In fact, what the Mexican Nobel Prize in Literature had to say was: “Mexicans are descended from the Aztecs. Peruvians, Incas, Argentines, ships.”
🇦🇷 Argentine President Alberto Fernandez said that while his people came by boat from Europe, “the Brazilians came from the jungle.”
Wouldn’t they say he was racist against the indigenous and African peoples who made up Brazil?
But I say: the ship that is sinking is the ship of Argentina. pic.twitter.com/XIjbQrvLmd
– Eduardo Bolsonaro (@BolsonaroSP) June 9, 2021
The comment didn’t go down well, as there were several comments rejecting what Fernandez had said. For this reason, he apologized via his Twitter account: “I did not want to offend anyone, in any way, offended or invisible, from now on: my apologies.”
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Brazil’s president, Jair Bolsonaro, can’t wait to respond In a video the irony of his Argentine counterpart. “Are you coming from the forest? To see Tarzan’s cry,” he says in a sarcastic tone to one of his ministers, while showing him a picture to continue the mockery.
In any case, the Brazilian president did not stop there, he also took the opportunity to throw some arrows at the leader of the Venezuelan regime, Nicolas Maduro.
“I think that for Maduro and Fernandez, and with all due respect to the Argentine people, there is no vaccine that would address socialism to the reactionary question of the presidents of these two people there,” Bolsonaro said.