Mario Vargas Llosa on Brazilian elections: “Between Bolsonaro and Lula da Silva, I prefer Bolsonaro”

The Peruvian Vargas Llosa, one of Latin America's most significant novelists and essayists, rejected the return of Lula da Silva as president of Brazil and spoke out in favor of Jair Bolsonaro, despite his "antics."

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Mario Vargas Llosa, winner of the 2010 Nobel Prize for Literature, commented on the elections to be held in Brazil in October, saying that despite the "antics" of the current conservative president, Jair Bolsonaro, he prefers his victory over challenger Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva.

The author gave a lecture in Montevideo on the current situation in Latin American countries, including Brazil, at the invitation of the think tank Centro de Estudios para el Desarrollo (CED, liberal).

"Bolsonaro's case is very difficult. Bolsonaro's escapades are very difficult for a liberal to admit. Now . . .

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