Although the Brazilian president, Jair Bolsonaro, has not yet commented on the victory of Gustavo Petro in the Colombian presidential elections, his son Eduardo did, and without reservations he affirmed that Colombia now is part of the “communist” countries of the regiontogether with Venezuela, Peru, Bolivia, Chile and Argentina.
Eduardo Bolsonaro, who In addition to being the president’s son, he is a deputy in Brazil, published on his social networks a map of South America in which Colombia was marked with the hammer and sickle symbolafter the first electoral victory of the left in that country was confirmed.
With this emblem, Bolsonaro also identified Venezuela, Peru, Bolivia, Chile and Argentina on the map, which, despite their numerous nuances and differences, are governed by leftist leaders.
“The responsibility of the Brazilian voter increases. It is no longer just for Brazil, it is for the entire region“, Bolsonaro’s son wrote, in a clear allusion to the elections next October in the country, in which his father aspires to re-election although all the polls give the progressive Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva as the favorite.
In the same sense, the adviser for International Affairs of the Brazilian Presidency, Filipe Martins, stated, also on social networks, another of the ideologues of the ultraconservative movement who supports Bolsonaro.
“Faced with the advance of the extreme left in Latin America, with successive victories at the Sao Paulo Forum, our responsibility as Brazilians is greater. God have mercy on us and give us conditions to protect our country and our people,” said Bolsonaro’s collaborator.
Eduardo Bolsonaro, son of Jair Bolsonaro, is a Brazilian deputy. Photo: REUTERS
Triumph of Gustavo Petro and defeat of the “Colombian Bolsonaro”
In the second round of elections held this Sunday, Petro obtained 50.44% of the votescompared to the 47.31% achieved by the populist Rodolfo Hernández, a businessman who presented himself as an independent under the umbrella of the League of Anti-Corruption Governors movement.
Hernandez, 77, was compared to Jair Bolsonaro and Donald Trump ahead of the Colombian presidential elections, in which he came out second in the first round.