Bolsonaro cancel debate in the US and strengthens security agenda

Event was seen by many intellectuals, politicians and academics as the most important seal his candidacy for president.
13/10/2017 07h33 - Updated 13/10/2017 07h33
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Congressman Jair Bolsonaro (PSC-RJ) canceled the most anticipated event of their American tour, a debate in the respected George Washington University, scheduled for this Friday (13).

The conference organizer and director of the Brazil Initiative University, Mark Langevin, He said he received a call from the pre-presidential candidate team this Thursday (12), stating that he will be in New York and Washington will no longer. Even the rector of the institution should participate.

The event was seen by many intellectuals, politicians and academics who study the Brazilian scene - there and here -, as the most important seal his candidacy for president.

"Welcoming you at your university and allow it to speak, your institution will be helping an extremist racist right, sexist and homophobic achieve international recognition and solidify the political viability of his candidacy ", the letter said a petition against the event, signed by more than 900 people.

In presentations to investors here, he did not elaborate on economics and finance, as would certainly have to do in the event of this Friday. And strengthened the candidate image is not involved in scandals.

Another focus of the trip is safety. Bolsonaro visited a shooting stand in Miami on the first day of the trip. This Friday, he can visit the prison Rikers Island, the largest of New York.


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