- Head of State of the largest Latin nation, Jair Bolsonaro has yet to speak out officially about Joe Biden's victory.
- In neighboring Argentina, President Alberto Fernández via Twitter congratulated Biden on his victory in the elections.
- Uruguay's president, Luiz Alberto Lacalle Pou, also used social media to congratulate Biden and Harris for the victory
The election of the new president of the United States, Joe Biden, was welcomed by most of the leaders of the main countries of Latin America Saturday and Sunday With the exception of the presidents of Brazil and Mexico. Head of State of the largest Latin nation, Jair Bolsonaro has yet to speak out officially about Joe Biden’s victory.
Both Leaders have always been great allies of Donald Trump and publicly supported his re-election.
However, despite the fact that Bolsonaro hasn’t publicly reacted to Joe Biden’s election as the 46th president of America, several local leaders, including mayor Rodrigo Maia, senators and governors – as well as former presidents Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, Dilma Rousseff and Michel Temer took to social media to congratulate Biden .
In neighboring Argentina, President Alberto Fernández via Twitter congratulated Biden on his victory in the elections. “I congratulate the American people on the record turnout at the elections, a clear expression of popular will.
I salute @JoeBiden, the next President of the United States, and @KamalaHarris, who will be the first female vice president of that country.”
Uruguay’s president, Luiz Alberto Lacalle Pou, also used social media to congratulate Biden and Harris for the victory: Congratulations to the President-elect of the USA @JoeBiden. We will work to strengthen relations between our countries for the benefit of our people.
Colombian President Iván Duque Márquez posted his congratulations to Biden and Harris on his Twitter, highlighting the fact that the senator will be the first woman to hold the position, and “wishing the best successes for her management”. “We will work together to strengthen the common agenda in trade, environment, security and against international crime,” he said.
Bolivia’s recently elected president, Luis Arce, who took office on Sunday, used social media shortly before officially taking office to congratulate Biden.
“With a new government, we predict better relations that translate into the well-being of our peoples,” Arce tweeted.
Even Venezuela’s president, Nicolás Maduro, spoke out for the election of the Democrat on Saturday, saying he was “ready for dialogue”.
Venezuelan President Nicholas Maduro whose government wasn’t recognized by Trump as well as his political opponent Juan Guaido also took to social media to congratulate Joe Biden on his elections victory with Juan Guaidó saying that he hopes he will have the support of the new administration “to liberate” Venezuela.
On his part, Manuel Lopez Obrador said that it was “too early” to congratulate Biden. “We are going to wait that all pending legal issues are resolved. We don’t want to be reckless.
We must respect the autonomy of other countries,” he said at a news conference in Tabasco State in southern Mexico.
Unlike Trump, the new president must take a closer look at Latin countries because of the long relationship he has with the region. During his tenure as vice president in the Barack Obama administration, Biden was responsible for relations with the nations of Latin America – having traveled to the area 16 times (a record for a White House government).