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The Trouble Ahead for Argentina-Brazil Ties

October 27, 2019

Just hours before election results showed him winning Argentina’s presidential election on October 27, Alberto Fernández took to Twitter to wish a happy birthday to Brazil’s former President Inácio Lula da Silva. In the photo, Fernández made the “Free Lula” sign, a highly provocative gesture seemed directed at Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro. In his victory speech that night, Fernández again called for Lula to go free. Both moves foreshadow what is likely to be a complicated relationship between Fernández and Bolsonaro.

After initially calling Bolsonaro "racist, misogynist and...

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