THE RIGHT-WING AUTHORITARIAN Jair Bolsonaro cruised to a 10-point victory on Sunday night in Brazil, becoming president-elect of the world's fifth most populous country and the most extremist leader in the democratic world.
BRASILIA/SAO PAULO (Reuters) - For Brazil's right-wing President-elect Jair Bolsonaro, attacking critical press outlets almost daily on social media is not enough. Once in office, he vows to hit their bottom line.
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Bolsonaro has said some questionable things, but many overlook the reasons for his majority support.
With just 8% of the world's population, Latin America accounts for roughly a third of global murders. It is also the only region where lethal violence has grown steadily since 2000, according to United Nations figures.
Brazil looks set to pivot sharply to the right Sunday with the election of a former Army captain who wants to privatize state companies in an ailing economy, liberalize gun ownership and mine the rain forest.
Jubilant supporters of Brazil's president-elect Jair Bolsonaro took the streets of Rio de Janeiro on Sunday after the far-right congressman was declared the winner of the country's presidential election by a wide margin.
Brazil - In Sunday's runoff presidential election, hardline Social Liberal Party (PSL) candidate Jair Bolsonaro defeated Workers Party (PT) aspirant Fernando Haddad with 55% of the vote.
Sometimes called a "Tropical Trump" for his politically incorrect vitriol, Brazilian far-right presidential candidate and heavy favorite Jair Bolsonaro has successfully played to an electorate disgusted with politics as usual.
The Brazilian Trump; Global threat or populist savior?
Brazil's leading presidential hopeful, Jair Bolsonaro, publicly upbraided his son on Monday for threatening to shut down the Supreme Court in comments that set off a storm of criticism and prompted his main opponent to call the far-right candidate
Jair Bolsonaro topped the poll in the first round of Brazil's presidential elections, having seduced tens of millions of voters with simple -- though radical -- solutions to eradicating violence in one of the world's deadliest countries.
A far-right former army captain who expresses nostalgia for Brazil's military dictatorship took a strong lead in its presidential election Sunday, rallying voters to his promises to rid Latin America's largest nation of rampant corruption, crime
Election frontrunner seriously injured after attack
JUIZ DE FORA, Brazil (Reuters) - The leading candidate in Brazil's presidential election is in serious but stable condition after being stabbed by an assailant at a campaign rally on Thursday, doctors said, pushing an already chaotic campaign into
Brazil - On Friday, Brazil's Supreme Electoral Tribunal (TSE) overruled a UN Human Rights Council (HRC) panel of independent experts.
The bloodbath in Argentina and Turkey is evident in Brazil also where Bloomberg reports that the central bank just intervened for the first time since June 22.
Since crashing through BofA's "crisis indicator" 4.00 level, the Brazilian Real has gone into freefall, topping 4.09/USD today as markets continue to reprice to new leftist-victory election odds, and the central bank remains cornered on the sidelines
Amazing drone footage captures first pictures of Amazon jungle tribe who have never had contact with the outside world Video shows a tribesman walking with a bow and arrow through the clearing in the far west of northern Brazil