The Brazilian Foreign Ministry confirmed on Sunday representatives of the Nicaraguan authorities are not invited attend the swearing-in ceremony of Brazilian President-elect Jair Bolsonaro that will take place on January 1.
The Brazilian Foreign Ministry also called off invitations sent to Cuban leader Miguel Diaz-Canel and Venezuela President, Nicolas Maduro, for the inauguration of Bolsonaro.
Brazilian incoming foreign minister, Ernesto Araujo, said on Sunday, “Bolsonaro’s inauguration will mean the beginning of the work of the government that takes a firm and distinct position with regard to the protection of freedoms. Taking into account violations of freedoms of the people of Nicaragua by the regime of President Daniel Ortega, no representative of this regime will be accepted at the event on January 1”.
“Regimes that violate the freedoms of their people and act openly against the future Government of Brazil because of ideological affinity with the group defeated in the elections, will not be in the investiture,” said the official statement from Brazil
Bolsonaro won the October elections with 56% of the votes, compared to 45% obtained by Fernando Haddad, successor in the dispute between former president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, now imprisoned for corruption.