The Brazilian President, Jair Bolsonaro, will attend the Summit of the Americas which will be held in June in Los Angeles, where he is scheduled to have a bilateral meeting with his American counterpart, Joe Biden.
The South American president, who will seek re-election in October, had left his participation up in the air, but has finally chosen to attend the continental event in the Californian city, which will take place between June 6 and 10.
Bolsonaro had received the invitation this Tuesday from the hands of the former Democratic senator Christopher Doddspecial adviser appointed by the White House for the IX Summit of the Americas, the object of criticism after the US hinted that it will not invite Cuba, Nicaragua and Venezuela as it does not consider them democracies.
This has generated a deep malaise in some Latin American governments who have made their attendance at the summit subject to the inclusion of all the countries of the region, as was stated by the president of Mexico, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, and of Bolivia, Luis Arce.
Arce even plans to attend the XXI Summit of Heads of State and Government of the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America (ALBA) this Friday.which will also have the presence of the Venezuelan dictator, Nicholas Maduro.
The Caribbean countries are also divided on whether or not to attend the Summit of the Americas, whose first edition was in Miami in 1994 and since then it has been held every three or four years.
The doubts of Bolsonaro, leader of the Brazilian extreme right, did not come, however, from the cases of Cuba, Nicaragua and Venezuela, but for his relationship with Biden with whom he maintains a certain distance since both are in power.
The Brazilian head of state considers himself a friend of the former US president Donald Trumpwhom he publicly supported in the 2020 electoral campaign and, as the Republican leader, also questioned the result of those elections that Biden won.
In addition, Bolsonaro, in power since January 2019, was one of the last world leaders to recognize Biden’s victory.
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