Brazil exits UN destruction of Nation-State compact

Faster than the speed of Trump, Bolsonaro is making things right in Brazil.

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From O Globo

BBC News: In a statement to diplomats, Bolsonaro government confirms exit of UN migration pact

In a telegram sent to missions abroad, Itamaraty [the Foreign Ministry] says that the country will not participate in the agreement signed in December and that it establishes guidelines for the reception of immigrants; for NGOs, the decision is ‘extremely regrettable’ and does not take into account the situation of Brazilians living abroad.

In a telegram issued on Tuesday (January 8), the Ministry of Foreign Affairs asked Brazilian diplomats to inform the United Nations that Brazil had left the Global Compact for Migration, which the country had joined in December, at the end of the Michel Temer government.

BBC News Brazil gained access to the document in which the Ministry requests the missions of Brazil at the UN and in Geneva to “inform, by note, respectively, the Secretary General of the United Nations and the Director General of the International Migration Organization, in addition to any other interlocutors considered relevant, that Brazil dissociates itself from the Global Compact for Safe, Ordained and Regular Migration.”

The document also says that Brazil should not “participate in any activity related to the pact or its implementation”.

Although requested, Itamaraty did not confirm the information until the publication of this report. However, diplomats told BBC News Brazil on condition of anonymity that the telegram is circulating within the Ministry system and reached the addressees.

In recent weeks President Jair Bolsonaro and Foreign Minister Ernesto Araújo had already announced on Twitter that the country would leave the pact. Araújo called it an “inadequate instrument to deal with the (migratory) problem,” arguing that “immigration should not be treated as a global issue, but rather according to the reality and sovereignty of each country.”

Human rights for migrants

Under negotiation since 2017, the pact established guidelines for the reception of immigrants. Among the points defined are the notion that countries should provide a coordinated response to migratory flows, that human rights guarantees should not be tied to nationalities, and that restrictions on immigration should be adopted as a last resort.

The document was channeled by about two-thirds of the 193 UN member states. Some powerful nations — in particular the USA, Italy, Australia and Israel, among others — opted out, evaluating that the pact violated state sovereignty.

Former Chancellor Aloysio Nunes Ferreira [of the Communist Party of Brazil — PCdoB], who represented Brazil in the negotiations, had already criticized the idea of ??abandoning the pact.

“The (migratory) question is rather a global issue: all regions of the world are affected by migratory flows, now as source, now as a transit place, now as a destination; hence the need for global responses,” he wrote on Twitter.

Aloysio also said that the pact does not “authorize indiscriminate migration” and “seeks only to serve as a reference for the ordering of migratory flows, without the slightest interference with the sovereign definition by each country of its migration policy.”

Conservative movements sympathetic to Bolsonaro’s candidacy were critical of the agreement.

In Brussels, a protest against the pact convened by far-right groups in December gathered around 5,000 people and ended in clashes between protesters and security forces.

Brazilian migrants abroad

 For Camila Asano, coordinator of Foreign Policy of the NGO Conectas [funded by the Open Society Foundation], the abandonment of the agreement by Brazil is “extremely regrettable”.

“It shows that the government is not looking at all the people who need protection,” she said, noting that there are more Brazilian migrants living abroad than foreigners in Brazil.

According to Asano, in leaving the agreement, the Brazilian government does not consider the “many Brazilians who live in other countries and suffer from the denial of basic rights.”

She says the pact expresses a “very minimal, but still very valuable, consensus on what would be good practices for hosting flows.”

“Brazil is undermining one of its main international credentials: being a country made up of migrants and a migration policy seen as a reference, which has been giving Brazil a strong voice in international discussions on the issue,” she lamented.

Thank you Jose Atento


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4 Replies to “Brazil exits UN destruction of Nation-State compact”

  1. It seems to me that shortly criminals will be shot down in the streets like dogs. Much like in the PI but with a very much more intelligent leader.
    This is a gathering problem in Western republics, what to do with people that are so out of control that no western societal norms will constrain them.
    The EU keeps spewing out studies about Muslim criminals. To their chagrin there is no reasonable solution.
    It will be interesting to see how Brazil handles their out of control criminal population.

  2. “I have a Dream, that immigrants will no longer be discriminated on the color of their skin, religion and creed, but on the content of their character, so people can hold hands in cooperation and friendship and not be raped, knifed and bombed in the street.”

    (Statements that get you killed by the triggered).

      • Yes, this dream is not followed by the Far Left or Far Far Left.

        The first wants work-slaves, a huge Proletariat and floods the country; the second wants a pure-breed and so rejects all by varying distain of Cast.

        And MLK was killed for this Apostacy of the Religions of Communism and Islam.

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