Brazil’s New President, Jair Bolsonaro, and the Rise of Latin American Authoritarianism

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Nov 1, 201814m
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Brazil’s New President, Jair Bolsonaro, and the Rise of Latin American Authoritarianism
Nov 1 '1814m
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Last week, Jair Bolsonaro was elected President of Brazil. Bolsonaro has been called Brazil’s answer to Donald Trump—an outspoken populist who promises to punish his political enemies and roll back protections on minority groups in the interest of “making Brazil great again.” Jon Lee Anderson joins Dorothy Wickenden to discuss what the election of Bolsonaro shows about Latin American politics, and about the contagion of authoritarianism.

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