Latin America

The future of Brazil-Argentina relations

Alberto Fernandez Argentina new president
Poster of Alberto Fernandez, the new president of Argentina. Photo: Matias Baglietto/Shutterstock

Heads of state from around Latin America will be gathered today in Buenos Aires, as Alberto Fernández takes office as the new president of Argentina. There is one notable absence, however: Brazil’s far-right President Jair Bolsonaro. Despite the close relationship the two countries have enjoyed in the past, Mr. Bolsonaro was not so fond of the guest list, which includes Venezuela’s authoritarian President Nicolás Maduro, and Cuba’s head of state Miguel Díaz-Canel.

There is also no love lost between Messrs. Bolsonaro and Fernández.

The former has called his counterpart a “leftist criminal,” while the latter teased the Brazilian government on...

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