Santiago Abascal, the leader of Spain’s national-conservative party VOX, met with Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro last week to establish a transatlantic front against the growing threat of communism and left-liberalism on the European and South American continents.
During the visit, Abascal delivered a speech at the Deep Brazil Conference and met with President Bolsonaro along with his son Eduardo, who’s one of the country’s leading lawmakers, to discuss the Madrid Charter, national conservativism, and the growing influence of cultural Marxism across the Iberosphere, Spanish daily El Mundo reports.
The centerpiece of Abascal’s proposed “patriotic alliance” of political parties on both sides of the Atlantic is the Madrid Charter–a document signed by high-level politicians like Giorgia Meloni, the leader of the Italian Brothers of Italy (FdI), as well as MP Eduardo Bolsonaro–which aims to counter the advance of communist and far-left movements throughout the Iberosphere.
So far, the proposal has been signed by more than 150 international leaders and over 10,000 people worldwide.
While addressing a crowd Deep Brazil conference, which had been organized by the Instituto Conservador-Liberal, Abascal affirmed his strong support for Bolsonaro’s presidency and reelection bid, ahead of the country’s general elections which are set to take place next October.
“We patriots on both sides of the Atlantic have a historical responsibility to provide our peoples with a horizon of prosperity,” Abascal said, adding that the “supreme values of tradition, authority, hierarchy, and commonwealth” were worth preserving.
“It is necessary that patriots on both sides of the Atlantic be united. We have to confront the socialism of the 21st century and the communism of the Sao Paulo Forum and the Puebla Group, because both are the masks, the disguises with which the left intends to assault power in our nations,” he continued.
Abascal’s visit to South America comes just days after he traveled to Central Europe to attend the Warsaw Summit, where national-conservative leaders from Hungary, Poland, France, Austria, and Spain gathered to discuss how best to oppose the EU federalism.
Robert Semonsen is a political journalist based in Central Europe. His work has been featured in various English-language news outlets in Europe and the Americas. He has an educational background in biological and medical science. His Twitter handle is @R_Semonsen.