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Latin American governments describe protests in Brazil as "attacks on democracy", "fascism" and "coup attempt"


The governments called the actions in Brazil by supporters of Jair Bolsonaro an "attack on democracy", "fascism" and an "attempted coup".

Supporters of Jair Bolsonaro break into the Brazilian Congress 1:43

(CNN Spanish) --

Various Latin American governments have spoken out this Sunday about the protests by supporters of former Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, who managed to overcome the security barriers established by the Brazilian Armed Forces and gained access to the Brazilian Congress building. .

Presidents, officials and institutions described these acts as an "attack on democracy", "fascism" and an "attempted coup d'état".

  • Supporters of former President Jair Bolsonaro break security barriers and break into the Brazilian Congress and the presidential palace

Below, we show you the reactions on Twitter of Latin American leaders to the events in Brazil:

Alberto Fernández, President of Argentina

: "I want to express my rejection of what is happening in Brasilia. My unconditional support and that of the Argentine people to @LulaOficial in the face of this attempted coup d'état that they are facing."

Gustavo Petro, President of Colombia

: "All my solidarity with @LulaOficial and the people of Brazil. Fascism decides to carry out a coup. The right wing has not been able to maintain the non-violence pact. It is urgent time for an OAS meeting if you want stay alive as an institution and apply the democratic charter".


Gabriel Boric, President of Chile

: "Unpresentable attack on the three powers of the Brazilian State by Bolsonarists. The Brazilian government has our full support in the face of this cowardly and vile attack on democracy."

Guillermo Lasso, President of Ecuador

: "I condemn the acts of disrespect and vandalism perpetrated against the democratic institutions in Brasilia, as they threaten the democratic order and citizen security. I express my support and that of my Government to the legally constituted @LulaOficial regime" .

Miguel Díaz-Canel, President of Cuba

: "We strongly condemn the violent and anti-democratic acts that occur in #Brazil, with the aim of generating chaos and disrespecting the popular will expressed with the election of President Lula. We express all our support and solidarity to @ Official Lula and his government".

Marcelo Ebrard, Foreign Minister of Mexico

: "Faced with the events in Brazil, we express Mexico's full support for the Government of President Lula elected by popular will. We reject any attempt against the democratic institutions that this brotherly people has given itself."

Foreign Ministry of Peru

: "The Government of Peru strongly condemns the assault on the headquarters of Congress, the Presidency and the Supreme Court in Brasilia, and any attempt to disregard the legitimacy of the October 2022 elections. Our solidarity with President Lula and Brazilian democracy ".

Bolivian Foreign Ministry

: "We reject the violent actions of the last hours, against the democratic institutions of the Federative Republic of Brazil and we reiterate our support for the brotherly people of Brazil and its President Lula Da Silva, democratically elected at the polls."

Uruguayan Foreign Ministry

: "Uruguay condemns the episodes of violence against institutions in Brazil and calls for respect for the rule of law, democracy and its government."


Source: cnnespanol

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