In NY, Bolsonaro meets president of extreme

In New York, shortly before his speech at the opening of the General Assembly of the United Nations (UN), President Jair Bolsonaro (no party) met on Tuesday (21) his Polish counterpart, Andrzej Duda.

Duda has already proposed banning the adoption of children by same-sex couples and has a history of prejudiced positions. In 2020, he claimed that the “LGBT ideology” is “neo-Bolshevism” and said: “My parents’ generation did not struggle for forty years to expel the communist ideology from the schools… for us to accept now that another ideology arrives, that it’s even more destructive to people.”

Jarosław Kaczyński, chairman of the “Law and Justice” party and a member of the ruling coalition, has said that immigrants carry “various parasites and protozoa” and bring diseases to Europe

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This Tuesday’s agenda in New York, however, is not the first meeting between Brazilian politicians and leaders of the European country.

Jair Bolsonaro met Polish Chancellor Jacek Czaputowicz at the Planalto Palace in February 2020. Then Foreign Minister Ernesto Araújo accompanied the event and Bolsonaro made a promise, still unfulfilled, to visit Poland.

In 2019, at the World Economic Forum in Switzerland, Bolsonaro met the Polish president on his first trip as president of Brazil.

The son of the president and federal deputy Eduardo Bolsonaro (PSL-SP) already received the minister of the Civil House of Duda’s government in 2019 and praised the country for its immigration policy. For the Brazilian deputy, Poland has “good examples”.

Edition: Arturo Hartmann

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