Some of Latin America’s most high-profile populist figures have been expressing their support for President Donald Trump since he took office.
In Argentina, politicians who were once close to former President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner have been particularly positive about his election.
The new President “is doing everything we did,” Fernández’s former trade secretary, Guillermo Moreno, said in an interview with MDZ radio.
Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro told reporters that Trump had been a victim of a “brutal hate campaign” by the media. “He won’t be worse than Obama,” he added.
Brazil’s Jair Bolsonaro, a right-wing former army officer, said that he “always rooted for Trump … I think (his victory) can help us.”
Even so, these sympathetic views still appear to be a minority among Latin American leaders.