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Chile Government Blasts Bolsonaro for Comments in TV Debate

Jair Bolsonaro during the first televised presidential debate on Aug. 28.

Jair Bolsonaro during the first televised presidential debate on Aug. 28.

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Chile’s government slammed Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro after he accused his Chilean counterpart Gabriel Boric of participating in a wave of violence that paralyzed the country in late 2019.

Bolsonaro’s comments were unacceptable and broke the rules of mutual respect that govern relations between Latin American nations, the Foreign Ministry said in a statement. The government also called in Brazil’s ambassador in Santiago for a meeting to express their discontent, according to El Mostrador