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“Between Bolsonaro and Lula, I prefer Bolsonaro”, says Vargas Llosa

O escritor peruano e Prêmio Nobel de Literatura, Mario Vargas Llosa, durante a abertura do Primeiro Festival Literário de Escritores da América e Europa, em março de 2022.

Peruvian writer and Nobel Prize for Literature, Mario Vargas Llosa, during the opening of the First Literary Festival of Writers of America and Europe, in March 2022.| Photo: EFE/Daniel Pérez

)The Hispanic-Peruvian writer Mario Vargas Llosa

gave his opinion this Wednesday () about the elections that will be held in October in Brazil and highlighted that, despite the “mischief” of President Jair Bolsonaro, prefers his victory in the dispute against the former president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva.

)The Nobel Prize in Literature for gave a lecture in Montevideo at the invitation of the think tankO escritor peruano e Prêmio Nobel de Literatura, Mario Vargas Llosa, durante a abertura do Primeiro Festival Literário de Escritores da América e Europa, em março de 2022. Center for Development Studies (CED), in which he spoke about the current situation in Latin American countries, including Brazil. “Bolsonaro’s case is very difficult. Bolsonaro’s antics are too difficult for a liberal to admit. Now, between Bolsonaro and Lula, I prefer Bolsonaro”, he commented.

The author of “A Festa do Bode” and “A Cidade e os Cachorros” opined that “there is a kind of passion for Lula, mainly in Europe”, but recalled that the former president “was arrested” and the judges condemned him “as a thief”.

On the other hand, Vargas Llosa stressed that Bolsonaro “is not a candidate that arouses our enthusiasm”, although he only made a deep criticism of him when talking about his denial of vaccines against Covid-19, a disease from which just recovered. “It’s nonsense, it’s absurd to confront yourself the way you did. It seems absolutely irresponsible to me”, he lamented.

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