The leaders of Latin America’s two biggest economies, Brazil and Mexico, congratulated Joe Biden on Tuesday on his election victory after a long delay that ignited criticism they were courting danger by rebuffing the U.S. president – elect.
Mexico’s Andres Manuel Lopez and Brazil’s Jair Bolsonaro both waited until the day after Biden’s Nov.3 election win was confirmed by the U.S. Electoral College Democrats with their extended delay.
Lope Obrador and Bolsonaro are ideological opposites in the region but found common ground in waiting longer than nearly all other heads of state.
North Korea’s King Jon Un may be the only key international leader who has yet to recognize Biden’s defeat of Republican President Trump in last month’s election.
Trump himself has refused to concede defeat, making unsubstantiated claims of widespread voting fraud and pursuing unsuccessful legal efforts to overturn the results.
For weeks, Lopez Obrador argued it was prudent to wait until Trump’s legal challenged ended.
At his daily morning news conference, the leftist Lopez Obrador said he sent the incoming American leader a letter praising Biden’s ‘triumph’.
He stressed the Democratic former vice president’s pro – immigrant stance and suggested the two neighbors work together on the thorny issue, after years of Trump’s unprecedented demands that the Mexican government do more to reduce the flow of U.S. – bound migrants.
‘I also want to express my recognition of your position in favor of Mexican and the world’s migrants, which will allow the continuation of our plan to promote development and well – being southwest Mexico and among the countries of Central America’, Lopez Obrador wrote.
In Brasilia, the far – right Bolsonaro finally accepted the loss of Trump, a political idol with whom he had sough to forge closer ties.
‘Greetings to the President Joe Biden, with my best wishes and the hope that the USA will remain ‘the land of the free and the home of the brave”, Bolsonaro said in a statement that quoted the U.S. national anthem.
Bolsonaro pledged to work with Biden, emphasizing the defense of sovereignty and trade integration.
Biden’s victory and Bolsonaro’s reluctance to recognize it have cast a dark cloud over U.S. – Brazilian relations, which has warmed to the point of discussing a free trade deal last year.
Bolsonaro, a former army captain, had echoed Trump in voicing concern about alleged widespread fraud in the U.S. election, without citing evidence.
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