In an election year in which attacks against the left and the Labor Party have resumed in Brazil, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has met Peru’s head of state Pedro Castillo.
Porto Velho – During the left-wing politician’s visit to Porto Velho, capital of the Amazon state of Rondônia, the two presidents agreed, among other things, to increase bilateral trade and promote mutual investments. This emerged from a joint statement on Thursday (local time).
Bolsonaro had criticized Castillo’s extremely narrow election victory over right-wing populist Keiko Fujimori. Brazil’s Vice President Hamilton Mourão traveled to the Peruvian President’s swearing-in ceremony at the end of July 2021.
Also, as head of state of the largest country in Latin America, Bolsonaro neither attended the inauguration of left-wing politician Xiomara Castro in Honduras at the end of January, nor does he plan to attend the inauguration of left-wing politician Gabriel Boric in Chile in mid-March. In the case of Peru, he highlighted common values such as conservatism, love for the country, respect and family. (dpa)