In a new controversy against Argentina, the Brazilian deputy Eduardo Bolsonaro, son of President Jair Bolsonaro, uploaded a map in which the Malvinas Islands appear as “falklands“.
This represents a tacit provocation since the English name is the one used by the United Kingdom to denominate the Islands, whose sovereignty Argentina has been claiming for decades. It also occurs in the year in which the 40th anniversary of the war is celebrated.
The controversial document is the same map on which the hammer and sickle symbol is stamped on the countries that -it says- are “communist”, where it added Colombia after Gustavo Petro’s victory in the presidential elections.
The politician uploaded the map in which he states that the “communist” countries of the region are Venezuela, Peru, bolivia, Chili, Argentina and now too Colombia.
Eduardo Bolsonaro published a map in which the Malvinas Islands are called Falklands. Photo Twitter / Capture.
“The responsibility of the Brazilian voter increases. It is no longer just for Brazil, it is for the entire region,” wrote Bolsonaro’s son, 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 advisor for International Affairs of the Brazilian Presidency, also on social networks, expressed himself, Filipe Martinsanother of the ideologues of the ultraconservative movement that 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. May God have mercy on us and give us the conditions to protect our country and our people,” said the Bolsonaro collaborator.
Long history of controversy
Last month, Eduardo Bolsonaro hit the government of Alberto Fernández and Cristina Kirchner again and compared that due to the very high inflation “Argentina is heading to be the Venezuela of the South.”
“Argentina’s inflation for 2023 is already at the same level as that of Venezuela, as well as economic intervention -for example, the ban on exporting meat until 2023-“, he started a tweet from his account @BolsonaroSP.
And he ended: “Unfortunately, the Argentina of Alberto Fernández and Cristina Kirchner is heading towards being the Venezuela of the South and that will affect us here.” Thus he warned about the impact on the Brazilian economy.
The president’s son accompanied his post with the photo in which Fernández, the vice president and Lula Da Silva hold hands, replicating that image of the former Brazilian president of the PT, along with the deceased Néstor Kirchner and Hugo Chávez. And also with headlines critical of the Argentine economy published in Veja magazine.
This was not the first time that the Brazilian politician targeted the Kirchner government, since he had said that “Argentina’s path is very bad” and described the K as “socialists”.
“Looking from the outside, the path of Argentina is very bad, unfortunately. It breaks my heart to say this. The path of Argentina is Venezuela. We chose Bolsonaro to stay away from this socialist danger,” he stressed on that occasion.
Triumph of Gustavo Petro and defeat of the “Colombian Bolsonaro”
In the second round of the Colombian elections held this Sunday, Petro obtained 50.44% of the votes, compared to 47.31% that he achieved Rodolfo Hernandeza businessman who presented himself as an independent under the umbrella of the Anti-Corruption Governors League movement.
Hernández, 77, was compared to Jair Bolsonaro and Donald Trump ahead of the Colombian presidential election, in which he came second in the first round.