ADDED ON: 10/22/2018

What You Need to Know About Jair Bolsonaro, Brazil’s Homophobic Presidential Frontrunner

10/22/2018 | Auto Straddle

Brazil is headed to a high-stakes runoff presidential election on October 28th that will have huge implications for the largest country in Latin America, perhaps even the world. Far-right candidate Jair Bolsonaroknown for his ultra-conservative agenda and often compared to Trump, has polarized the country with his incendiary commentary filled with misogynistic, racist, anti-LGBT and anti-democratic views. The presidential election is significant for many Brazilians, who have been facing political and economic crises. Much like Trump, Bolsonaro has used his powerful social media presence to promise to fix these crises without proposing any real policy plans.

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