Opinion: Is Brazil Truly a World “Pariah”?

The fact that Bolsonaro's Minister of Foreign Affairs is unperturbed by the country being looked upon with contempt reflects this Government's political and spiritual poverty.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - (Opinion) On Thursday, October 22nd, Jair Bolsonaro's Minister of Foreign Affairs Ernesto Araújo, told students at Rio Branco College, a prestigious institution for training Brazilian diplomats, that it is of no importance that Brazil should seem "a pariah" to the world if it defends its freedom. He said this before President Jair Bolsonaro, who was attending the ceremony.

Words are often telling of one's thoughts. And it is no coincidence that Araújo chose the noun "pariah", which also means someone excluded, marginal and outcast, and which remits us to the outcasts of . . .

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