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October 19, 2022

President Jair Bolsonaro, the Trump of the Tropics, has undermined democracy, drummed up division and inspired cult-like devotion from his followers. Whether he is re-elected or not, the right-wing populist movement he has unleashed is unlikely to go away.

00:00 - The appeal of Bolsonaro
01:02 - Bolsonaro’s power in Congress
03:20 - Bolsonaro and the gun lobby
05:39 - Bolsonaro’s impact on the environment
07:42 - Bolsonaro’s appeal to evangelical christians
09:19 - How Bolsonaro has weakened democracy
11:10 - What will happen if Bolsonaro loses?

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Win or lose, Jair Bolsonaro poses a threat to Brazilian democracy:

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Brazil’s presidential election race is between Bolsonaro and Lula:

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Brazil’s governors have been emboldened under Jair Bolsonaro:

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How Bolsonaro turned to God and cash in the run up to the election:

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