Argentinian President Alberto Fernández’s statement that Brazilians came from the jungle provoked reactions among deputies and senators this Wednesday (4) in Brasilia.
CRE (Foreign Affairs Committee) Senate President Kátia Abreu (PP-TO) compared Fernández to President Jair Bolsonaro (no party).
“I will not comment on what the Bolsonaro of Buenos Aires vomited. Brazil and Argentina suffer from the same disease. Just madness and prejudice,” he posted on a social network. Shortly after, the Senator deleted the post.
During a meeting with Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez in Buenos Aires, the Argentine president said that “the Mexicans came from the natives, the Brazilians from the jungle, and we arrived by boats”.
“They were boats that came from Europe,” he said, pointing to Sánchez. Subsequently, he approved: “My [sobrenome] Fernandez is proof of that. “
In the House, MP Aécio Neves (PSDB-MG), who chairs the House’s CRE, said Fernández was afraid of pleasing the Spanish Prime Minister and showing “submission to Europe”.
“The biased statement made by President Fernandéz is regrettable. The pejorative tone that reproduces a colonialist, backward and outdated vision of history deserves to be repudiated,” he said.
“We Brazilians are very proud and respectful of our origins in the same way Argentines should have their own diversity,” he said.
Aécio also said that the Argentine president was not afraid “of trying to belittle his neighbors in Latin America”.
Eduardo Braga (MDB-TO), vice president of the government in the Senate, also criticized the statement.
“I think he quickly became the heir to the treatment of Hugo Chávez at the UN. Why don’t you shut up ?!”, he said in reference to the speech of the current King Emeritus of Spain Juan Carlos, in 2007, to Hugo Chávez. .
Also on a social network, Senator Ciro Nogueira (PP-PI) said the Fenández protest explained why the Nazis hid in the neighboring country.
“After reading to Folha the statement by left-wing Argentine President Fernández about Brazilians coming from the jungle and Argentines by boat from Europe, I understood better why after World War II, Nazi war criminals joined forces. hidden in Argentina, ”he wrote.
O deputado Eduardo Bolsonaro (PSL-SP), filho do presidente, republicou no Twitter o vídeo com a fala de Fernández e provocou: “Não dirão que faith RACISTA contra indígenas e africanos que formaram o Brasil?”. And completed by “the sinking ship is that of Argentina”.
Wanted, Palácio do Planalto and Itamaraty did not respond.