The president of Brazil pointed out the Argentine government for publicly supporting the Voluntary Termination of Pregnancy.
The president of Brazil, Jair Bolsonaro, said that “leftism” returned to Argentina and that after reading in the press that its president, Alberto Fernández, plans to legalize abortion, that is “what the neighboring country deserves.”
“Cristina Kirchner’s ‘leftist’ returned. Look at what is happening in Argentina. I saw in the press that the president is going to legalize abortion in Argentina. Well, Argentines, I’m sorry, but that’s what you deserve“Bolsonaro said during his usual appearance on Thursdays through his social networks.
The Brazilian president referred to Argentina to downplay the criticism he has received in recent weeks from his own supporters, assuring that he is now going through the same thing that the previous president of Argentina, Mauricio Macri, faced. who was “beaten every day,” according to Bolsonaro.
“Macri was elected in Argentina five years ago, with a speech similar to mine. One of the first countries that managed to free itself from the São Paulo Forum gang, there was the gang of Cristina Kirchner, from Dilma (Rousseff). He couldn’t do everything he wanted, I had problems. “What did the people do with Macri? They beat him all day. They whipped him and even accused him of being an abortionist. What happened? Cristina Kirchner’s left came back,” he added.
The truth is that the Argentine government did not announce any measures related to abortion in recent weeks, despite the fact that Bolsonaro has claimed to have read something to that effect “today” in the press.
The legalization of abortion in Argentina, which has one of the most restrictive laws on the continent, was one of the electoral promises of Fernández, who in March announced the sending of a bill to Congress, although it had to be postponed due to the outbreak. of the coronavirus crisis.
In Brazil, abortion is only allowed in cases of rape, danger to the woman’s life or anencephaly due to serious congenital defects.
The disagreements between the two governments come since Fernández, when he was a candidate for the presidency, publicly supported the release of the former president of Brazil, Lula de Silva.
Since then, Bolsonaro has attacked the Argentine head of state on several occasions, whom he did not congratulate after his victory in the elections, because he considered that the voters “chose poorly.”
He also did not want to attend his inauguration as president and although he threatened not to send anyone from the Brazilian Cabinet, at the last minute he chose Vice President Hamilton Murao to replace him at the ceremony.
With information from DPA and EFE.