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Just hours before election results showed him winning Argentina’s presidential election on October 27, Alberto Fernández took to Twitter to wish a happy birthday to Brazil’s former President Inácio Lula da Silva. In the photo, Fernández made the “Free Lula” sign, a highly provocative gesture seemed directed at Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro. In his victory speech that night, Fernández again called for Lula to go free. Both moves foreshadow what is likely to be a complicated relationship between Fernández and Bolsonaro. After initially calling Bolsonaro “racist, misogynist and violent,” Fernández had in recent weeks resisted the temptation of responding to a series of provocations from Bolsonaro. Even as it became increasingly clear that Fernández would succeed Mauricio Macri as president of Argentina, Bolsonaro doubled down on his criticism of Argentina’s left. The latest happened during his tour of Asia, when Bolsonaro threatened to “exclude” Argentina from the Mercosur trade block should Fernández not agree to go along with rapid trade liberalization. That isn’t a real threat since member countries cannot be excluded from the group unless they violate democratic norms, but Bolsonaro’s rhetoric has been consistent since Fernández defeated Macri handily in August’s primary elections. LEES VERDER BIJ AMARICASQUARTERLY