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Biden and Bolsonaro meet for the first time face to face

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During the public part of the bilateral meeting, the US president said that Brazil is “a vibrant and inclusive democracy” with “strong electoral institutions.”

Within the framework of the IX Summit of the Americas, which takes place in Los Angeles (USA), the Brazilian president, Jair Bolsonaro, had this Thursday his first meeting with his American counterpart, Joe Biden, after having maintained a cold relationship marked by closeness of the South American far-right with Donald Trump.

During the public part of the bilateral meeting, Biden maintained that Brazil is a “vibrant and inclusive democracy” with “strong electoral institutions”.

For his part, the Brazilian president, who has repeatedly questioned the reliability of his own country’s voting system, stated that “we want to have honest, clean, transparent, auditable, reliable“, so that there is no “shadow of any doubt”.

Biden also stated that he would speak with Bolsonaro on climate and environmental issues, with a focus on the Amazon. “You try to protect the Amazon and I think the rest of the world should be able to help them preserve everything they can,” said the US president.

Meanwhile, Bolsonaro assured that Brazil is “willing to cooperate to find a solution” to the conflict between Russia and Ukraine . He stressed, however, that given the “dependence” of his country on external actors, he has to be “cautious”, since “the economic consequences of the pandemic, with the mistaken policy of ‘stay home, we’ll see the economy later’, aggravated by a war 10,000 kilometers from Brazil, are detrimental to all of us, and there in Brazil, especially for the most humble”, he indicated.

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