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Brazil Says Emerging Powers Have Right to Shun Western Pressure

Banners for the G20 Bali Summit installed at Nusa Dua, in Bali, Indonesia, on Thursday, Nov. 10, 2022.

Banners for the G20 Bali Summit installed at Nusa Dua, in Bali, Indonesia, on Thursday, Nov. 10, 2022.

Photographer: Putu Sayoga/Bloomberg

Brazil’s foreign minister said Brazil and other developing nations have the right to chose the stance they want in global affairs, in a sign of persisting gaps between the North and South regarding the war in Ukraine. 

“I reject by principle European and US pressure to force automatic alignment on any theme,” Foreign Minister Carlos Franca said in an interview in the sidelines of the G-20 summit in Bali, where he is the head of the Brazilian delegation.