When he was announced as Brazil’s new Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ernesto Araújo kicked up quite a fuss. Curious citizens quickly took to their search engines to find out more about the previously unknown diplomat and their efforts were rewarded with Metapolítica 17, Mr. Araújo’s personal blog. In the About page, the new chancellor declares he wants to “help free Brazil and the world from globalist ideology,” which he defines as economic globalization “piloted by cultural Marxism.”
This was less of a sign of things to come, and rather a huge spoiler, painted in massive letters on the walls of Brazil’s foreign affairs office.
Just over a week in office, Ernesto Araújo has made his first big move to defeat “cultural Marxism” by withdrawing Brazil from the United Nations Global Compact for Migration, signed by 164 countries in December of last year.