RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Brazil's government has announced its withdrawal from the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC). According to Brasília, the regional alliance is no longer capable of acting appropriately in the context of a regional crisis.

President Jair Bolsonaro also made this statement since, in the words of his Foreign Minister Ernesto Araujo, there is a "communist haze" within the CELAC which is seeking to "strangle" Brazil.

Brazil had already suspended its cooperation last year over differences with Bolivia under President Evo Morales, whose government held the CELAC Chairmanship at the time. Bolsonaro's . . .

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