El Café Diario: How they see the Chilean election from Bolsonaro’s Brazil

The parallels have been direct from the beginning between Jair Bolsonaro, the president of Brazil, and José Antonio Kast, the candidate who in December will contest the presidency of Chile. The Republican visited him in 2018 and gave him a national team shirt and, although in the heat of the campaign the Chilean has taken a strategic distance, the Brazilian’s son congratulated Kast on Monday after achieving the first majority in the presidential election.

Beyond the comparisons and differences between these political leaders, the Chilean electoral process draws attention in Latin America for other peculiarities. And in a region where international relations have proven to be permeable to the ideological sign of their current governments, local phenomena are, to a certain extent, an important issue for the rest of the countries.

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On how the Chilean process is observed from Brazil today, we spoke today with Sylvia Colombo, correspondent for the Folha de Sao Paulo newspaper, who traveled to Santiago to cover the elections.

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