US expresses 'unwavering' support for Brazilian institutions

The United States expressed this Sunday its “unwavering support” for the democratic institutions of Brazil and considered that violence “is always unacceptable”, in response to the irruption by followers of former President Jair Bolsonaro at the headquarters of Congress, the Supreme Court and the Presidency in Brasilia.

US President Joe Biden is following “the situation closely” while on a trip to El Paso, Texas, White House national security adviser Jake Sullivan said on his Twitter account.

Sullivan expressed the His country condemns “any effort to undermine democracy in Brazil”which, he stressed, “will not be shaken by violence.”

For his part, the Secretary of State, Antony Blinken, issued a similar message on his social networks, where he censored the attacks against the headquarters of the Presidency, Congress and the Supreme Court Brazilians.

“Using violence to attack democratic institutions is always unacceptable,” Blinken said, adding that the United States joins Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva in calling for an “immediate end to all these actions.” .

Lula affirmed this Sunday that the “fascist vandals” who invaded the headquarters of Parliament, the Supreme Court and the Presidency, in Brasilia, will be “found” and “punished.”

He described as “barbarism” the serious disturbances experienced today in the Brazilian capital by radicals of the extreme right who demand a “Military intervention to return Bolsonaro, who is in the United States, to power.

Lula was this Sunday in Araraquara, in the interior of Sao Paulo, to learn about the damage caused by the heavy rains in recent days in the region.

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The images seen this Sunday in Brazil are reminiscent of the assault on the United States Capitol on January 6, 2021, when a mob of supporters of former US President Donald Trump (2017-2021) broke into the headquarters of the country’s Congress when he was going to ratify the victory of Democrat Joe Biden in the presidential elections.

Bolsonaro traveled to Florida to avoid attending Lula’s inauguration ceremony a week ago, the same state in the United States where Trump has his residence, with whom he was in great harmony during the time that both coincided in power, although it is unknown if they have had some kind of contact in the last few days. EFE

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