Oct. 30, 2018

Jair Bolsonaro, a far-right politician often compared to Donald Trump, was elected president of Brazil in recent elections.


  • The far-right politician has been called “Trump of the Tropics.”

  • Bolsonaro’s victory swings Latin America’s largest nation swiftly to the right and representing a significant break in voters’ support for the leftist party that dominated past elections.

  • A former army captain, Bolsonaro has capitalized on Brazil’s political and economic turmoil by promising to “quebrar o sistema” — or “break the system.”

Source : The Hindu