(THIS ARTICLE IS COURTESY OF BRAZIL’S 247 NEWS)
Merchant charges corporate backlash against Bolsonaro’s assault on Argentina
“The silence of Brazilian businessmen and entities representing a childish, disqualified and disastrous attitude like this is unacceptable,” says former Minister Aloizio Mercadante, commenting on Jair Bolsonaro’s decision not to send anyone into Alberto’s possession. Fernandéz, who takes over the presidency of Argentina tomorrow, Brazil’s largest importer of industrial products
247 – Former Minister Aloizio Mercadante reacted with indignation at Jair Bolsonaro’s aggression against Argentina and perplexed at the silence of business entities such as the National Confederation of Industry and the Sao Paulo Federation of Industries regarding the presidential attitude towards largest neighbor and one of Brazil’s largest trading partners.
“Argentina is a neighboring country, friend, partner and that comes from a long process of approximation and economic, commercial and scientific, technological and cultural partnerships. This disqualified behavior of Bolsonaro is incompatible with the diplomatic and strategic demands of a country. the size and importance of Brazil, “says Mercadante, commenting on the Brazilian government’s decision to ignore Alberto Fernández’s inauguration.
“We are more than half of South America’s territory, population and economy. And Argentina is the second country, one of Brazil’s main trading partners and the largest importer of industrial products. Brazilian industry facing a childish, disqualified and disastrous attitude such as this is unacceptable “, further points Mercadante, criticizing the position of CNI and Fiesp.
“The entities representing the Brazilian industry have an obligation to speak out and protest against this unreasonable aggression. I congratulate the Mayor and the deputies who were with the president-elect and are committed to maintaining a strategic bridge with the new government of President Alberto Fernandes, democratically elected by the Argentine people, “he says.