The Government of Chile has sent a note of protest to that of Brazil to complain about statements in which the president of the latter country, Jair Bolsonaro, linked the Chilean, Gabriel Boric, with violent activities at the beginning of the protests in 2019.
During the electoral debate on Sunday, Bolsonaro charged against his main rival, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, equating him with other leftist leaders in Latin America and, in his review, accused Boric of burning the Chilean capital’s subway in the framework of the known as ‘social outbreak’.
For Chile, this is a “very serious” fact that “deteriorates bilateral relations”, as the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Antonia Urrejola, has emphasized, reports the newspaper ‘El Mercurio’. The Chilean government will summon the Brazilian ambassador to convey this discomfort to him personally.
“Obviously, (the statements) are absolutely false and we regret that in an electoral context bilateral relations are taken advantage of and polarized through disinformation and false news,” said the head of Chilean diplomacy.
Urrejola has recalled that both Bolsonaro and Boric are two “democratically elected” heads of state and has advocated that there be a “respectful” relationship between them, regardless of “ideological differences”.
Source: Europa Press