31 October 2018, The Tablet

Voters in Brazil embrace the ghost of military rule


Voters in Brazil embrace the ghost of military rule

Jair Bolsonaro waves to his supporters as he leaves a polling station in Rio de Janeiro on Sunday
Photo: Photo: PA/Xinhua, Li Ming

 

Brazil’s next president has expressed nostalgia for the country’s savage military dictatorship of 1964-1985, and has insulted Afro-Brazilians, indigenous Brazilians and LGBT people. What has brought about this switch, and what will it mean for Brazil?

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