Michael Camilleri in the Miami Herald: “Who will save Brazil’s democracy if Jair Bolsonaro tries to destroy it?”

Michael Camilleri in the Miami Herald: “Who will save Brazil’s democracy if Jair Bolsonaro tries to destroy it?”

When Jair Bolsonaro was sworn in as Brazil’s president on New Year’s Day, he announced that, “One of my priorities is to protect and reinvigorate Brazilian democracy.”

The hardline former army captain was known for many things during his 27 years in Brazil’s Congress, but champion of democracy was not one of them. Bolsonaro expressed nostalgia for Brazil’s military dictatorship and dedicated his vote to impeach then-President Dilma Rousseff to the colonel who led a dictatorship-era torture squad…

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