Eduardo Bolsonaro says that the Argentine president will speak at CPAC, in Santa Catarina; Casa Rosada confirms trip to the country, but does not plan a meeting with the former president

The president of Argentina, Javier Milei (La Libertad Avanza, right-wing) will come to Brazil for a conservative event and will have a meeting with former president Jair Bolsonaro (PL). The presence was announced this Monday (July 1, 2024) by federal deputy and event endorser Eduardo Bolsonaro (PL-SP) and confirmed by Casa Rosada. Casa Rosada reported that the libertarian will come to the country, but did not confirm the meeting with the former president.

According to the congressman, Milei will give a speech at CPAC (Conservative Political Action Conference) 2024, which will be held in Balneário Camboriú (SC) on July 6 and 7. Bolsonaro will also speak at the event.


Milei’s arrival was confirmed by Casa Rosada spokesman Manuel Adorni, speaking to journalists on Monday (July 1). Adorni also said that even with the trip to Brazil, the Argentine does not plan to meet with the president. Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva (PT).

Milei will also not attend the Mercosur Heads of State Summit, scheduled for July 8 in Paraguay. According to the Casa Rosada spokesperson, the absence of the Argentine president is not related to the recent friction with the PT member, but rather to the “full schedule” by Milei. He will be replaced by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Diana Mondino.

“It was an overload that we didn’t want the president to face”the spokesman said. “We have no problem being represented by someone else”. He added that Milei would never be absent because of “ideological distances”even if, in the case of Lula, these distances are “astronomical”.

The recent tension between Lula and Milei began when the Brazilian president demanded a “apology to the people of Brazil and to me”after the Argentine called him a communist and corrupt.

But on June 28, Milei reaffirmed in an interview with the broadcaster The nation that the Brazilian president is corrupt. “The things I said above are true, what’s the problem with calling him corrupt? Wasn’t he arrested for corruption?” he said when asked by the interviewer if he would apologize to Lula.


The exchange of insults between Lula and Milei marked the period of the Argentine electoral campaign and the first days after the result. From September 7th to November 21st (2 days after the election), the two spoke negatively about each other on at least 7 (Milei) and 5 (Lula) separate occasions. Interviews, official ceremonies and presidential debates were the stage for accusations.

À The Economist, the Argentine said, in September 2023, that the Brazilian president “not just a socialist”but “someone with a totalitarian vocation”. To Peruvian journalist Jaime Bayly, he declared that he would not do business “with no communist” and called the PT member “big corrupt”.

Lula, in turn, compared Milei to former president Jair Bolsonaro (PL) on March 15 of this year, saying that the two act “against the system” political. In November 2023, he said that he was not obliged to like the president of any country, citing Argentina as an example. Read the list of controversial statements here.

Lula did not attend Milei’s inauguration in December 2023. He sent Foreign Minister Mauro Vieira to represent the country during the ceremony. Bolsonaro was directly invited by the Argentine president and had a prominent place at the event.


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