Opinion

Bolsonaro’s foreign policy is “amateur and improvised,” says diplomat

Bolsonaro's foreign policy is "amateur and improvised," says diplomat
During the G20 Summit, Jair Bolsonaro takes a picture with then-Argentinian President Mauricio Macri. Photo: Clauber Cleber Caetano/PR

Foreign policy is a minefield, often having to contradict itself due to complex global realities. However, the Jair Bolsonaro government has surpassed all limits, battling imaginary enemies and defending the interests of its ideological support base, and not Brazil. This is the view of qualified diplomat Antonio Freitas, the creator of the Tapera Taperá project, a non-profit cultural center in downtown São Paulo.

Mr. Freitas is also critical of the administration’s exaltation of the Mercosur–European Union trade deal, as the conditions of the deal are not yet clear. What’s more, he considers the Brazil–U.S. subservience as akin to that of...

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