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Eduardo Bolzano responds after Alberto Fernandez’s controversial remarks: “The sinking ship is an Argentine ship”

Eduardo Bolzano, Vice President of Brazil, one of the sons of President Jair Bolsanaro (Photo: EFE / EPA / ERIK S. LESSER)

Brazilian sub Eduardo Bolzano, One of the sons of President Jair Bolsanaro, refused this Wednesday A phrase by Argentine President Alberto Fernandez The Mexican writer is misrepresented Octavio Boss And highlight “The only ship that sinks is Argentina.”

“Octavio Boss once wrote that the Mexicans were from the Indians and the Brazilians were from the jungle, but as Argentines we came from ships.”Fernandez said at an event in Buenos Aires that he had misquoted the Mexican writer in words that most closely matched a song by an Argentine musician. Litto fog.

This phrase was uttered by Fernandez Created strong controversy in Brazil Eduardo Bolzano responded from his Twitter account: “When the President of Argentina came by boat with his people from Europe, he announced that the Brazilians had come from the jungle. Wouldn’t they say that the racists against the tribes and Africans who created Brazil? But I say: the sinking ship is from Argentina.”

Eduardo Bolzano's tweet with a video of the moment Fernandes uttered the controversial phrase
Eduardo Bolzano’s tweet with a video of the moment Fernandes uttered the controversial phrase

In the midst of the excitement created, Fernandez responded to Twitter to apologize for “feeling hurt or invisible”.

It has been said more than once, “As Argentines we get off the ships.” In the first half of the 20th century, we received more than 5 million immigrants who lived with our native population. Our diversity is a pride”Fernandez wrote. “I did not want to offend anyone. In any case, I felt hurt or invisible. Now I apologize,” he concluded.

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Meanwhile, the Brazilian and Mexican media also echoed the effects. “Argentine president says Brazilians came out of the jungle, his comrades came by boat from Europe”, The headline of a local newspaper Or balloon. It was expressed in that song Sao Paulo sheet: “Fernandez says the Brazilians came out of the jungle and the Argentines came by boat from Europe. ”

In the middle ConditionOn the other hand, he was highly critical of what he called “racist talk”: “The Brazilians came by boat from the jungle, from Argentina and from Europe, Fernandez says in a racist speech.”. But the focus of the article changed when the Argentine president apologized for his controversial statements.

Fernandez's phrase had a strong impact on the Brazilian and Mexican media
Fernandez’s phrase had a strong impact on the Brazilian and Mexican media

In Mexico, Newspaper Millennium He referred to the mistake made by Fernandez when he tried to quote Octavio Boss, and also criticized the “racism” against the Argentine president. “‘Mexican came out of the Indians’: Alberto Fernandez is wrong to quote Octavio Boss; they criticize him as ‘racist’.

“” Mexican Indians, but we, Argentina, came by ship from Europe “: Alberto Fernandez”, The newspaper was published on its front page Global.

The president released the statement while referring to the waves European immigrants It has come to Argentina in the past – it has created much of the country’s community identity – and has gone unnoticed on Twitter, where “Alberto”, “Octavio Boss”, “National Shame” and “Litto Nepia” have become a trend.

With information from EFE

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