“Brazilians came out of the Jungle”: Argentine President misquotes Mexican poet, reaps uproar

"Poet Octavio Paz once wrote that the Mexicans came out of the Indians, the Brazilians came out of the jungle, but we Argentines arrived from the boats.“ incorrectly said the Argentine president.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - President Alberto Fernández made a striking mistake in a press conference he gave together with the President of the Government of Spain, Pedro Sánchez, on Wednesday, by citing the Mexican poet Octavio Paz, when in reality he was quoting a verse of a song by Litto Nebbia.

"Octavio Paz once wrote that the Mexicans came out of the Indians, the Brazilians came out of the jungle, but we Argentines arrived from the boats. They were ships that came from Europe," said the Argentine president at the official ceremony held at the Casa Rosada.

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