The Military Is Back in Brazil

From security to economic policy, under Jair Bolsonaro, the armed forces will be a major player in politics.

Foreign Policy
Oct 30, 2018 · 6 min read
Photo: Mauro Pimentel/AFP/Getty Images

By Michael Albertus

Sunday’s election in Brazil capped Jair Bolsonaro’s meteoric rise from fringe far-right congressman to the country’s president. He won the runoff with slightly over 55 percent of the…

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