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Bolsonaro travels to the United States to attend the Summit of the Americas and meets Biden |  Policy

Bolsonaro travels to the United States to attend the Summit of the Americas and meets Biden | Policy

President Jair Bolsonaro’s plane took off around 10:30 p.m. Wednesday (8) for Los Angeles at United StateWhere he will participate in the Summit of the Americas.

Before boarding the plane, at Brasilia Air Force Base, Bolsonaro transferred the position to Senate President, Rodrigo Pacheco (PSD-MG), who will temporarily hold the presidency until next Saturday (11), since Vice President Hamilton. Morau and Chamber President, Arthur Lyra (PP-AL) also traveled abroad. Morao is in Spain and Lira is part of Bolsonaro’s entourage.

Senate President, Rodrigo Pacheco, and President of the Republic, Jair Bolsonaro, during a broadcast of their stand at Brasilia Air Force Base, prior to Bolsonaro’s flight to the United States – Photo: Pedro Gontigo / Agência Senado

The purpose of the Summit of the Americas is to bring together the leaders of the countries of South America, Central America and North America to discuss Promoting democracy in the region.

The summit schedule started on Monday (6) and runs through Friday (10), but the plenary session with heads of state will take place on Thursday (9). Bolsonaro’s entourage is expected to arrive in Los Angeles around 8:30 a.m. local time (12:30 p.m. GMT).

Bolsonaro DrI decided to participate in the meeting Two days after receiving the US government’s Special Envoy for the Summit of the Americas, Christopher Dodd, Chargé d’Affairs at the US Embassy in Brazil, Douglas Conniff, at Palazzo Planalto.

Bolsonaro accepts Biden’s invitation to attend the Summit of the Americas

In a note issued by the embassy United StateChristopher Dodd stated that during the meeting he expressed to the Brazilian President his “desire for Brazil to be an active participant in the Summit” and said that he recognized “the collective responsibility to move towards a more inclusive and prosperous future.”

President Jair Bolsonaro and President United StateAnd the Joe Biden, in a bilateral meeting during the Summit of the Americas. The meeting, according to the official agenda released by Palácio do Planalto, will take place Thursday afternoon in Los Angeles.

Jair Bolsonaro and Joe Biden – Photo: Adriano Machado/Reuters and Caroline Custer/Associated Press

According to the advisor for Latin American affairs to the US government, Juan Gonzalez, during the meeting, Bolsonaro and Biden will talk about general topics.

Asked if the US president will speak to Bolsonaro about the Brazilian electoral system, the US government’s advisor on Latin American affairs replied that the US trusts the Brazilian electoral institutions.

Bolsonaro’s relationship with Biden is far-reaching. In the 2020 elections, the Brazilian president announced his support for the then president Donald TrumpHe was defeated in his re-election bid. Even Bolsonaro said so There was fraud in the US elections.

Summit of the Americas an attempt by the President Joe Biden To rebuild the relationship with Latin American countries after years Donald TrumpWho did not attend the last summit in Lima in 2018.

The event started on Monday (6), but Biden will officially open the meeting this Wednesday (8).

According to US government officials, during the event, Biden will seek a regional consensus on a new economic agenda to advance existing trade agreements with Latin America, and intends to present a plan to address rising immigration.

However, according to the authorities, the US government also intends to position itself as a major economic partner for Latin America to neutralize Chinese incursions.

As host, the US government was responsible for preparing the guest list for this event. Allegation of ideological differences, and United State Excluded CubaVenezuela and Nicaragua from the Summit of the Americas.

This action angered some leaders, among them the President of Mexico, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador. “I will not attend the summit because not all countries in the Americas are invited and I believe in the need to change the policy that has been imposed for centuries, exclusion,” Lopez Obrador said.

In addition to Lopez Obrador, and leaders of countries excluded by the United States, the presidents of Honduras, Guatemala, Bolivia and Uruguay announced that they would not attend the Summit of the Americas.

After the trip to California, on June 9-10, Bolsonaro will cross US territory and head to Orlando, Florida, where he will participate in the opening of the Brazilian vice consulate.

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