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Brazil official apologizes for insulting French first lady | World

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil’s economy minister is apologizing for making fun of the appearance of France’s first lady — comments that angered many in both countries.

Guedes issued the apology on Thursday night, saying he did not mean to offend Brigitte Macron.

In France, Jean-Luc Melenchon, one of President Emmanuel Macron’s political rivals, issued a social media post Friday declaring his “disgust for such brutes”.

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