Brazil, South Africa
Brazil's choice of Pretoria ambassador sparks diplomatic cold spell

Former mayor of Rio de Janeiro, Marcelo Crivella.
Former mayor of Rio de Janeiro, Marcelo Crivella. © Tomaz Silva via Ulan/Pool / Latin America News Agency via Reuters Connect
Jair Bolsonaro has put South Africa in an awkward position. He hopes to curry favour with evangelicals at home by appointing the former mayor of Rio as his new envoy there. Pretoria is far from pleased but, instead of rejecting Marcelo Crivella outright, has chosen to run the clock down. [...]
Published on 17.09.2021 at 05:00 GMT Reading time 2 minutes
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