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Pinochet-Loving “Brazilian Trump” Emerges As Frontrunner In Nation’s 2018 Presidential Election

Jair Bolsanaro, a outspoken and controversial conservative Brazilian Federal Deputy, has continued his rise in recent weeks towards the top of the polls for the South American country’s 2018 presidential election. Although similar right-wing populist figures have emerged in parts of Europe and Asia over the last years, Latin America has been generally resistant to this trend, due to resentment among much of the populace towards the legacy of the right-wing strongmen such as Bolivia’s Hugo Banzer and Chile’s Augusto Pinochet that dominated the continent during the Cold War era. However, Bolsanaro, a former military officer, has proudly embraced this… Keep Reading

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