UNELECTED Brazilian President Michel Temer received a hostile reception when he visited the Argentinian capital Buenos Aires on Tuesday.
Brazilian expatriates, trade unionists and left-wing groups scattered thousands of rubber rats on the pavements of the Olivos district where Mr Temer was received by Argentinian President Mauricio Macri.
There were also protests in the central Plaza de Mayo and outside the chancellery building.
“We reject his government as illegal and putschist,” said Denisse Braz of the Passarinho Collective of groups organising the protests.
“We also reject his policies that are cutting labour and social rights,” she said. “If he had proposed those in elections, he wouldn’t have made it to the presidency.”
Mr Temer was sworn in on August 31 within hours of a Senate vote to impeach elected left-wing president Dilma Rousseff over minor allegations of accounting irregularities.