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Sat Aug 31, 2019, 02:10 PM

Brazil's Bolsonaro Vows To Stop Using Bic Pens Amid Spat With France's Macron

08/31/2019 12:05 pm ET

The Brazilian president says he’s dumping the French brand in favor of one of his country’s own as tensions ratchet up between the two nations.

By Amy Russo

As raging fires rip through the Amazon, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro is keeping focus on a diplomatic tit-for-tat with French President Emmanuel Macron, now vowing to stop using Bic pens.

Bolsonaro said Friday he was dumping the French brand in favor of one of his country’s own, Agence France-Presse reported.

“A pen [of the Brazilian brand] Compactor and no more Bic will work,” he said, according to the outlet.

His remarks follow a Facebook live broadcast on Thursday during which he said he would no longer use Bic “because it is French.”

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Bolsonaro ― who has mocked concerns about climate change and appointed a top official who calls it a Marxist hoax ― was clearly irked that Macron would suggest addressing a matter concerning Brazilian territory at meetings where Bolsonaro himself would not be in attendance. In response, he lashed out at the French president, accusing him of harboring a “colonialist mindset in the 21st century.”

More:
https://www.huffpost.com/entry/brazil-jair-bolsonaro-stop-using-bic-pens-emmanuel-macron-feud_n_5d6a8553e4b01108044fe39a

LBN:
https://www.democraticunderground.com/10142362271

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lettucebe Aug 2019 #1

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Sat Aug 31, 2019, 03:27 PM

1. Great. Another child leader

Wow, not going to buy Bic pens? Big threat big man.

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