This Sunday, while the president was in a Sao Paulo community, thousands of followers of former far-right President Jair Bolsonaro invaded the headquarters of the National Congress, the Supreme Court, and the Planalto Palace in this federal capital.
As soon as the news was released, messages of criticism from Latin American presidents and other continents began to be received in the South American nation.
Cuban President Miguel Díaz-Canel was one of the first to condemn the coup actions and express his support and solidarity with Lula da Silva and his government.
His Argentinean counterpart Alberto Fernández expressed his repulsion and urged the region’s countries to defend the leader of the Workers’ Party.
While Chilean President Gabriel Boric described the invasion of the headquarters of the three powers of the State in Brazil as a cowardly and vile attack on democracy, his Venezuelan counterpart Nicolás Maduro also rejected the violence generated by neo-fascist groups in that country.
Ecuador’s President Guillermo Lasso, Uruguay’s Luis Lacalle, Colombia’s Gustavo Petro, Mexico’s Andrés Manuel López Obrador, and Dominican Republic’s Luis Abinader adopted the same position.
The governments of Costa Rica, Paraguay, Panama, and Nicaragua disagreed with the attempted coup.
The United States and nations from other continents also sent support to Lula da Silva.
French President Emmanuel Macron demanded respect for the will of the Brazilian people, while João Lourenço, head of State and Government of Angola, described such demonstrations as deplorable.
The Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America-People’s Trade Treaty (ALBA-TCP), the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC), and UN-Brazil, among other organizations, condemned the destabilizing actions of the right wing.