The elected president of Brazil, Jair Bolsonaro, said today that during his tenure, which begins on January 1, the South American country will adopt a "quite rigorous criterion" when it comes to receiving immigrants.
"We are not against immigrants, but to enter Brazil requires a rigorous criterion, otherwise, depending on me, they will not enter," Bolsonaro said in a live broadcast through social networks.
The far right again criticized the global pact on migration, approved this month in the city of Marrakech by 160 nations, including Brazil, and reiterated its intention to abandon it once it assumes power.
Bolsonaro cited as an example the "suffering" of France before the arrival of immigrants and said it is "unbearable" to live in some regions of the European country.
"It is being unbearable to live in some parts of France and the trend is an increase in intolerance.The ones who went there, the (French) people welcomed them in the best possible way, but you know about the history of those people, they they have something inside them that do not abandon their roots and want to make their culture prevail, their rights before, their privileges, "added the future president.
Bolsonaro stressed that a part of the French population and the Armed Forces of the European country "begin to complain" to the growing number of immigrants.
"We do not want that for Brazil," said the captain of the Army reserve.