"I Don't Know why The Bolsonaro Family Cares about Me So Much," Says Argentine President

Alberto Fernández responded to criticisms made by Eduardo Bolsonaro against his government

Buenos Aires

Argentine President Alberto Fernández said in an interview with a local broadcaster on Wednesday night (2) that he does not know why "the Bolsonaro family is so concerned" about him.

The statement was a response to recent tweets by federal deputy Eduardo Bolsonaro (PSL-SP). Hours earlier, the son of the Brazilian president had claimed, through social media, that a "calamity" was happening in Argentina due to the long quarantine. And that the country had been "destroyed by his socialist government in a few months."

(FILES) In this file photo taken on August 12, 2020 Argentine President Alberto Fernandez speaks during a press conference at the presidential residence in Olivos, Buenos Aires province. - Argentina formally opened consultations with the International Monetary Fund on August 26, 2020 to agree new terms on the repayment of a $57 billion bailout agreed in 2018. (Photo by JUAN MABROMATA / AFP) - AFP

It is not the first time that Eduardo criticizes the Fernández government. On the 22 of last month, when Argentina declared that cellular telephony and internet services were of national interest and, because of that, their tariffs could not be increased until December 31, Eduardo made several posts to affirm that Argentina was transforming into a "new Venezuela."

"Fernández and Kirchner's Argentina is taking measures similar to Chavez's and Maduro's Venezuela."

Due to the case, the deputy should meet in Brasilia with the Argentine ambassador to Brazil, Daniel Scioli, next week to discuss the issue.

"I realized that it would be better to talk to him about it personally," Scioli told Folha when confirming the meeting.

Translated by Kiratiana Freelon

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