Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva Rebuilds Bridges with Latin America
Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva on Sunday arrived in Buenos Aires to meet with his Argentine counterpart, Alberto Fernandez, at the international launch of his new presidential term. The this visit seeks to symbolically emphasize the promise to rebuild bridges with Latin America, as stated by Brazil’s Foreign Minister, Mauro Vieira.
On the meeting, a joint statement is expected to be signed to relaunch the bilateral relationship between both countries. As a block, the reunification of Mercosur is proceeding, as the 77-year-old president is expected to meet with his Uruguayan counterpart on Wednesday.
The interest behind this aims for the government to make adjustments in dialogue with the businessmen of the four countries, focusing on present and future of the bloc. With this, Lula seeks to reenter the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) which the former president, Jair Bolsonaro, questioned by stating it “gave prominence to non-regimes democratic”.
In an effort to promote regional bonds, it has been confirmed that the president will meet with the Cuban President Miguel Díaz-Canel on Monday. Regarding the Venezuelan ruler, Nicolas Maduro, there have been strong speculations but have not been officially confirmed.
Meanwhile, in Buenos Aires, the judicial pulse is growing and tension is high due to the possible visit of Maduro and the request for a human rights violation investigation.
Lula’s reintegration in Latin America promises a new beginning of collaboration and brotherhood between countries in the region.