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Will Bolsonaro’s Victory in Brazil Usher Right-wing Ripple Effects in Latin America?

10/31/2018 | NBC News

From the fate of the Amazon to LGBTI rights and even the future of democracy itself, Jair Bolsonaro’s historic victory in Brazil’s presidential election could have profound repercussions across Latin America. With 209 million citizens, Brazil is easily the region’s most populous nation and often wields an outsize influence among its neighbors in everything from soccer to social policies and international relations. The triumph of the hard right former army captain —with his lengthy track record of homophobic, misogynistic and racist remarks — as well as his unapologetic nostalgia for his country’s 1964-1985 military dictatorship and support of torture, has many analysts wondering just where Latin America may now be headed.

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